Dr. Steven Q Simpson, President, CHEST – The American College of Chest Physicians, Kansas City, KS, USA

While the world’s attention has been occupied by COVID-19 for the past year, sepsis other than that caused by COVID-19 has continued to kill patients on approximately the same order of magnitude – just as it does every year. We’ll talk about why sepsis deserves more focused attention, how it relates to COVID-19, and what moves can be made to improve its high death toll and long term consequences.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify COVID-19 as sepsis
  • Have a framework for understand a global approach to sepsis
  • Diagnose sepsis and intervene earlier and better

CanMEDs Competencies Addressed:
Medical Expert, Health Advocate, Leader, Professional