I am an emergency room physician, and the hospital I work in frequently has to deal with cases of SIRS.
The most important part of treating SIRS is first stabilizing the patient. Not only is their life in danger when they are experiencing a SIRS episode, but there is no way of determining the root cause of the condition while their body is unstable. The more time it takes for a patient to stabilize, the greater risk they have of developing long term damage to their organs, or even dying.
The most important part of my job is saving the lives of patients. Once I do that, then I can become an investigator to figure out what caused their ailment, and how to prevent it from happening again in the future.