by Kevin Pei, MD

Sepsis is not a pathologic diagnosis but rather a clinical syndrome that represents the body’s systemic response to a severe infection. Sepsis can be a highly morbid condition with mortality rising in the case of associated organ failure or hypotension, also known as septic shock. Dysregulation of a number of biologic and physiologic factors (e.g., excessive inflammation, poor oxygen delivery, dysfunctional coagulation) can lead to organ dysfunction and death. A cornerstone of sepsis management is a high clinical index of suspicion that leads to early detection and management with evidence-based interventions, which include resuscitation and prompt antibiotic administration.

Course Details

  • Videos 2
  • Duration 0:13 h
  • Quiz questions 6
  • Concept Pages 2


Your Educators of course Sepsis

 Kevin Pei, MD

Kevin Pei, MD

Dr. Kevin Pei is the Associate Chief Academic Research Officer and the Program Director of the General Surgery Residency at Parkview Health, in Indiana, USA.
After his residency at George Washington University, he was the Assistant Professor of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine for several years and obtained an additional Master's Degree in Education from Yale University.
He is an experienced educator and has received various teaching awards. In 2018, the Association for Surgical Education granted him the prestigious Philip J. Wolfson Outstanding Educator Award.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Pei teaches courses on Surgery.

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Informative lecture
By Abi C. on 23. February 2019 for Sepsis: SIRS, Septic Shock, Physical Findings & Labs

Very informative. I've been trying to look for online resources about sepsis and this video helped me alot in understanding sepsis, Thanks!

Liked it very much !
By Vitória P. on 09. July 2018 for Sepsis: Management

I liked it very much, he is calm and very interested on making you understand :)

Thank you!!
By Vanessa T. on 29. March 2018 for Sepsis: Management

Very informative, now i understand the management very well . I really enjoyed this lecture!

By Soudeh P. on 03. February 2018 for Sepsis: Management

Dr Pei talkes is a good speaker. I enjoy his lectures. You talk very clear and not to fast. Great to listening to.