Sep 022013
Surviving Sepsis Guidelines 2013 Review & Update

The Surviving Sepsis Campaign launched in 2002 as a collaboration between the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, with the shared goal of reducing deaths from sepsis and septic shock around the world. PulmCCM is not affiliated with the Surviving Sepsis Guidelines or the Surviving Sepsis Campaign which is at

The Surviving Sepsis Campaign periodically publishes its Surviving Sepsis Guidelines, which many consider the standard of care for the treatment of severe sepsis and septic shock. The third edition of the Surviving Sepsis Guidelines were published in Critical Care Medicine in February 2013.

The complete Surviving Sepsis Guidelines can be downloaded from the Surviving Sepsis Campaign's website. For quick reference, here are links to PulmCCM's commentary on the 2013 Surviving Sepsis Guidelines:

 Diagnosis of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock

Initial Antimicrobial Therapy in Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock

Early Goal-Directed Therapy and Initial Fluid Resuscitation in Severe Sepsis/Septic Shock

Vasopressors for Septic Shock

Blood Products and Transfusion in Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock

Mechanical Ventilation from ARDS Due to Sepsis

Surviving Sepsis Guidelines: Preview from 2012 SCCM Meeting

More, Coming Soon


PulmCCM is not affiliated with the Surviving Sepsis Guidelines or the Surviving Sepsis Campaign. These summaries are not regularly updated; errors or omissions may exist. These summaries are offered as a supplement/review to those already familiar with the Surviving Sepsis Guidelines, which can be downloaded at Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock.

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Review of Surviving Sepsis Guidelines 2013