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Table 2 Key strategies in preventing long-term complications after sepsis

From: Post-sepsis syndrome – an evolving entity that afflicts survivors of sepsis

Key strategies in preventing long-term complications after sepsis
 1. Early sepsis care
Elements of care: antibiotics, fluid resuscitation, vasopressors, control source of infection
Guideline: Surviving Sepsis Campaign: international guidelines for the management of sepsis and septic shock (SSC) (Rhodes et al. 2017)
 2. Pain, agitation, and delirium management
Elements of care: pain assessment, pain treatment, sedative choice, sedative monitoring, depth of sedation, delirium monitoring
Guideline: clinical practice guidelines for the management of pain, agitation, and delirium in adult patients in the intensive care unit (PAD) (Barr et al. 2013)
 3. Early mobility
Elements of care: mobilization
Guideline: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (United Kingdom): clinical guideline on rehabilitation after critical illness (NICE) (Cotton 2013)