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In sepsis large volumes of fluid may be required to replace fluid lost into tissues and a clinically important anaemia may result from haemodilution and blood transfusion may be necessary.
|Initial Management: O2 target 94-98% unless scale 2 COPD.|
A metabolic acidosis with base deficit > 5 mmol/L often indicates increased lactic acid production in poorly perfused, hypoxic tissues. Serial lactate measurements may help in monitoring response to treatment
A qSOFA score of =2 is suggestive of sepsis and needs urgent review for escalation