Dr Angela Makris
University of Western Sydney

Angela completed her advanced training many moons ago in Nephrology. Subsequently she completed a PhD in placental ischemia and preeclampsia. Since 2007 she has been at Liverpool and Bankstown Hospitals as an obstetric and renal physician. Angela undertakes multidisciplinary high risk clinics and also cares for women who are inpatients with medical complications of pregnancy. She is currently actively involved in clinical research, both investigator driven and international collaborations as well as basic science research. Teaching is also an important part of her role, both renal as well as obstetric medicine to trainees and midwives locally and nationally.  


Title: SOMANZ Sepsis Guidelines

Authors: Bowyer L1 and Makris A2 on behalf of the authorship group

Affiliation: 1Royal Hospital For Women, Randwick, Australia  2Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool, Australia

Abstract Text: The SOMANZ sepsis guideline will be presented. The clinical guidelines have been written to provide a basis for local hospital guidelines across Australia and New Zealand. The guideline covers sepsis inclusive of the recent definition, both in pregnancy and the post partum period.  The aetiology, investigation and treatment of bacterial, viral and non-infective causes of sepsis are discussed. Obstetric considerations relevant to anaesthetic and intensive care treatment in sepsis are also covered. The guideline has been formed by a multi-disciplinary group of obstetricians, obstetric physicians, anaesthetists, infectious disease and intensive care specialists, general practitioners, midwives, pharmacists and consumers.  The guideline offers practice improvement points by which institutions can audit their practice.