Available On-Demand

Lactate measurements are essential in the assessment of critically ill patients. Results need to be obtained quickly and sequentially to best assess the patient. Adhering to hospital protocol for surviving sepsis guidelines helps to reinforce the message that the primary focus of early sepsis identification is initiation of timely treatment in the critically ill patient.

This webinar will review the importance of lactate measurement and the clinical implications of an increased blood lactate level in the context of sepsis. Specific hospital sepsis protocols are outlined in detail with the therapeutic measures associated with each stage of sepsis. The role of lactate in the risk assessment of patient morbidity and mortality will be presented. Plus, the advantages of obtaining a point of care lactate result versus traditional laboratory analysis will be reviewed.

Key learning objectives

  • Recognize the clinical implications of increased lactate levels
  • Review hospital sepsis protocols and the therapeutic measures that may be implemented
  • Compare point of care lactate testing vs central laboratory testing

Who should attend

Clinicians, point of care specialists, laboratory technicians/technologists, healthcare professionals, and nurses

Accreditation Statement

SelectScience is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program

Attendees of this one-hour webinar are also entitled to 1.0 ACCENT Continuing Education Credits from the AACC.

Dora Wells

Dora Wells

Editorial Team


Dora studied biomedical science at the University of Manchester, UK, and as a member of the editorial team, plays an integral role in helping to shape the content on SelectScience.
Professor Daniel Martin OBE

Professor Daniel Martin OBE

Professor of Perioperative and Intensive Care Medicine

Peninsula Medical School, University of Plymouth, UK

Dr. Martin is a clinical academic. His research interest is the physiology of oxygen, hypoxia, and hyperoxia. His research includes laboratory work, experiments at high altitudes, clinical trials, and ‘big data’ bioinformatics projects. He is particularly interested in bioenergetic function and redox balance, and how these are related to clinical outcomes.