The following question was e-mailed to ALL the physicians who are listed as co-authors of the 2016 Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines (2 physicians could not be contacted due incorrect contact information).
Question Posed :
The Current Surviving Sepsis Campaign “recommends that, in the resuscitation from sepsis induced hypoperfusion, at least 30 mL/kg of IV crystalloid fluid be given within the first 3 hours” (with no exceptions) (STRONG RECOMMENDATION). The Pro – Con Editorials Published in the October 2017 Edition of Intensive Care Medicine were attached to the e-mail.
Do you support/agree with the above recommendation? The answer is a Yes or No (NO conditional answers).
In addition, this Question was posed to a “random” group of Critical Care Practitioners using the International Fluid Academy Days Website (IFAD) via Twitter.
The Results of both surveys will be presented at the 6th International Fluid Academy Days (IFAD) , which is being held November 23-25 in Antwerp, Belgium.