A patient who still has hypotension after initial fluid resuscitation most likely has which form of sepsis?
a. Systemic inflammatory response syndrome
b. Moderate sepsis
c. Severe sepsis
d. Septic shock
Answer to Quiz Time: d. Septic shock is severe sepsis accompanied by persistent hypotension after fluid resuscitation.
Learn more by reading the continuing nursing education article “Reducing sepsis deaths: A systems approach to early detection and management.”