You have a patient who you suspect is septic. What is the priority for septic patients? Select all that apply.


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- Blood cultures

- Antibiotics

- Fluids


- Breathing treatment


Septic patients need blood cultures, antibiotics and FLUIDS. I put that in caps because it is the most important. An ECG or a breathing treatment is not priority unless the patient is having difficulty in breathing or chest pain. But septic patients are sick sick sick and probably wont be telling you, "I've been having chest pain." They will be likely altered in some way, hypotensive, tachycardic, and febrile.


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