Why are Lactic Acid Levels Elevated in Sepsis Patients?


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When do lactate levels begin to rise?

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1. What do elevated lactate levels mean?

2. What is the term that describes when body tissues don't get the oxygen they need?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer interactive questions on lactic acid and sepsis. See what you understand about when lactate levels rise and what it represents when they do.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Find out what you know about these key points:

  • Term for a problem regarding the body's tissues
  • Lactate level associated with septic shock
  • Checking the first lactate level

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on lactic acid and sepsis
  • Making connections - use understanding of lactate levels and how they're connected to septic shock
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when lactate levels go up

Additional Learning

Learn more about the accompanying lesson entitled Why are Lactic Acid Levels Elevated in Sepsis Patients? Topics are listed as follows:

  • Impaired tissue perfusion
  • The importance of getting lactate levels to decrease for a patient
  • Relatedness between blood pressure and lactate levels