Goal-directed therapy (GDT) has been taken as the gospel in critical care since the publication of Rivers et al.’s seminal paper on the topic demonstrating a mortality benefit in patients with severe sepsis and related shock back in late 2001, whose protocols were soon embraced and became ensconced in practice as standards of care, overlapping with other, high-acuity areas of medical specialty like surgery and emergency medicine. However, these initially results later became more mixed and equivocal on the whole when balanced in the context of more recent literature.
Fluid balance is paramount, and indiscriminate administration of fluids, either too conservatively or too liberally, is associated with mortality and significant morbidity in a diverse array of patient populations, and conventional, one-size-fits all approaches to fluid management do a disservice to both medical and surgical patients with dynamic needs.
In this learning activity, Dr. Thomas J. Hopkins, MD, illustrates ways in which the clinical way apply guided fluid management strategies to common clinical scenarios.
This program has been designed for a multidisciplinary physician and nurse audience including: ICU / Anesthesia / Peri-op / Intensivists / Trauma / Critical Care
This program is supported by Educational Grants from Cheetah Medical and Baxter Healthcare.
Release Date: December 09, 2019 -- Expiration Date: December 31, 2022
Faculty: Thomas Hopkins, MD
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Dr. Tom Hopkins, MD discloses that he is a consultant / speaker for Cheetah Medical.
Disclosures of Educational Planner: Charles Turck, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, President of ScientiaCME, has no relevant financial disclosures.
Commercial Support Disclosure: This program is supported by an educational grant from Cheetah Medical and Baxter Healthcare.
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