Shevin T. Jacob, MD, MPH, presents on the management of adults with severe sepsis in resource-limited settings.
Critical Care Grand Rounds: The Management of Adults with Severe Sepsis in Resource-limited SettingsDate: 03/06/2014 - 03/06/2014
Shevin T. Jacob, MD, MPH
Shevin T. Jacob, MD, MPH, is acting assistant professor in the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and associate director of the International Respiratory and Severe Illness Center (INTERSECT) at the University of Washington. Since 2006, he has been conducting research focusing on the management, epidemiology and pathogenesis of sepsis syndromes in Uganda. He is currently based in Uganda as the principal investigator for the ARTEMIS-Uganda trial--a mult-isite randomized controlled trial aimed to identify optimal protocolized care bundles in the management of adults hospitalized with severe sepsis in resource-limited settings. The research in Uganda is part of a larger multi-national research consortium called the Austere Environments Consortium for Enhanced Sepsis Outcomes (ACESO) for which Dr. Jacob is the consortium deputy director and Uganda country director.
Dr. Jacob also serves as a consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO) for which he has contributed to the development of sepsis guidelines for resource-limited settings. These guidelines are now published in the WHO Integrated Management of Adolescent and Adult Illness (IMAI) District Clinician Manual for which he is one of the technical editors. In addition, he has helped to develop and facilitate a related training course focusing on triage, emergency management of severe illness and the clinician’s role in disease surveillance, infection control and outbreak response. To date, this training has been administered to more than 80 health workers from 15 hospitals in Uganda and will be scaled up in the next three years to train health workers in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.