The physician believes your patient is suffering from sepsis. Which of the following orders would you NOT anticipate receiving from the MD if they believe the patient to be suffering from sepsis? Select all that apply.

 

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- Antihypertensives

- Fluid boluses

- Analgesics for pain relief

- Low molecular weight heparin

- Procalcitonin Level

Rationale

Care for the septic patient includes obtaining many labs (including blood cultures, lactate levels and procacitonin levels) antibiotic administration, and fluid boluses. Typically, patients with sepsis are hypotensive rather than hypertensive. Heparin is not indicated in the treatment of a septic patient. While analgesics for pain relief can be given, they typically are not indicated, as pain is not common.

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