Table 1

Sequential (Sepsis-related) Organ Failure Assessment Score.8

Score
System01234
Respiration
 PaO2/FiO2, kPa≥53.3<53.3<40<26.7 with respiratory support<13.3 with respiratory support
Coagulation
 Platelets, x109/L≥150<150<100<50<20
Liver
Bilirubin, µmol/L<2020–3233–101102–204>204
Cardiovascular
 MAP, mm Hg≥70<70
 Catacholamine dose, µg/kg/minDopamine <5 or dobutamineDopamine 5.1–15 or epinephrine ≤0.1 or norepinephrine ≤0.1Dopamine >15 or epinephrine >0.1 or norepinephrine >0.1
Central nervous system
 GCS1513–1410–126–9<6
Renal
 Creatinine, µmol/L<110110–170171–299300–440>440
 Urine output, ml/day<500<200
  • GCS, Glasgow Coma Scale; MAP, mean arterial pressure.

  • A change in score of 2 or more in the presence of infection is a diagnosis of sepsis. This must prompt the clinician to initiate sepsis management bundles.

  • Reproduced from Singer et al.8