The Role of Immediate Fluid Resuscitation in Managing Patients of Sepsis in Critical Care Setting: A Literature Review

Amira Saleh Elmaghawry Elmoghazy *

Critical Care Medicine, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, United Arab Emirates.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Among the various critical care patients admitted to an ICU or CCU, several patients develop sepsis during their stay at the hospital. In another common scenario, it is also a very normal fact for patients to be brought to the hospital when they are suffering from sepsis. Sepsis is more common than it is thought of, and with no proper diagnosis or management done, it could compromise the patient's life. In many severe cases, the patient suffering from sepsis may also develop septic shock, which is even more lethal and could cause death sooner than expected in sepsis patients. Therefore, it is evident that these patients require the highest forms of care and management protocols, depending upon the severity of their situation.

However, in case all forms of treatment start failing and a poor prognosis becomes evident, then it is the need of time to intervene with resurrection measures and try their level best to help save the life of the patient. Resuscitation protocols are only seen to be effective when brought into action within the right time span. If it has already been too late, then there is little that could be done to help the patient.

This review focuses on the various resuscitation techniques that are followed amidst an emergency related to sepsis patients. The motive is to explore how effective these fluid resuscitation maneuvers are for improving the overall prognosis of the patient. It is already evident that whatever protocols or maneuvers would be followed, would be aggressive since the patient under consideration is already in a compromised state.

Keywords: Sepsis, septic shock, resuscitation, emergency, critical care, ICU settings

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Elmoghazy , A. S. E. (2023). The Role of Immediate Fluid Resuscitation in Managing Patients of Sepsis in Critical Care Setting: A Literature Review. Asian Journal of Medical Principles and Clinical Practice, 6(2), 218–223. Retrieved from


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