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The sepsis six and the severe sepsis resuscitation bundle: a prospective observational cohort study
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    Sepsis Six: Are we doing the right thing?

    Dear Editor,

    The "Sepsis Six" resuscitation bundle is now common in UK hospitals, and endorsed by the College of Emergency Medicine, SIGN guidelines, and the Royal College of Physicians.1-3 However, the evidence behind it remains limited and must be re-evaluated as new data emerges - especially since the results of the PRoCESS and ARiSE trials on Early Goal Directed Therapy (EGDT) were published this year.4,5...

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    Mnemonic for SSC resuscitation bundle or Sepsis Six

    I have used the pneumonic F.O.C.A.L when discussing the treatment of septic patients with foundation doctors.

    F- Fluids, (Give and measure). O- Give Oxygen (If not contraindicated) C- Culture A- Antibiotics L- Lactate

    It's similar to 'MONA' used to remember ACS treatment. Junior doctors and nurses have found this a useful aid memoir when treating septic patients, I have also used it in a teaching proj...

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    Re:A mnemonic to remember the sepsis six bundle

    Thank you for sharing your method for remembering the Sepsis Six.

    Being terrible at remembering anything, I developed a method which required me to only remember three things. As long as I remember that for each thing you put "in" to the patient, you take something "out".

    So, for each thing I put in, something related comes out; Fluids in (Urine out), Antibiotics in (Cultures out) & Oxygen in (ABG o...

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    A mnemonic to remember the sepsis six bundle

    I am a specialty registrar in Emergency Medicine presently working at CrossHouse Hospital, Kilmarnock, Scotland.

    I have prepared a mnemonic to help remember the sepsis six bundle which I thought, I might share it with you.

    "Give 3, Take 2 and Monitor 1"

    Give 3 ( Oxygen + IV fluids + Antibiotics) Take 2 ( Blood Cultures + Hb/Lactate) Monitor 1 ( urine output)

    I have found the use of thi...

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