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Sepsis requires inpatient acute care for monitoring, IV antimicrobial therapy, and supportive care
Treatment includes immediate stabilization, fluid resuscitation, initiation of antimicrobials, hemodynamic support, and source control r4
Additional treatment required after initial management in select cases of sepsis
Once the causative pathogen is identified, de-escalate antimicrobial treatment, based on culture and sensitivity results, and continue for a duration appropriate to the diagnosis (7-10 days in most cases) r4