Infectious Disease. Interdisciplinary. Surgical care. Shock. Sepsis.
This case involves the approach to and management of necrotizing fasciitis. If treated aggressively (IV fluids, early broad-spectrum antibiotics and source control with surgical referral) the patient will stabilize. If not the patient will deteriorate into a PEA arrest.
Goals and Objectives
- Demonstrate approach to the diagnosis and management of NF.
Objectives (Medical and CRM):
- Recognize NF.
- Initiate appropriate and timely treatment.
- Advocate on behalf of their patient.
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