Sepsis Updates 2013: It’s Serious, Common & Deadly

Take the shock out of sepsis. Every year, severe sepsis strikes about 750,000 Americans, and it’s estimated that 30–50 percent of these people die. By 2020 it is projected that there will be 1 million cases per year in the U.S.

This program provides evidence-based information and tools for medical/surgical, critical care, and emergency room nurses caring for septic patients.

Septic states develop due to an evolving inflammatory, immune response to bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic infections. It is common and often leads to lengthy hospitalizations and mortality.

A definition of sepsis has emerged that allows clinicians to approach sepsis as a continuum of clinical events. Evidence has shown when diagnosed promptly and adequately treated, the negative outcomes of sepsis can be reduced.

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Sepsis Updates 2013: Materials



Overview of Sepsis pdf

by Lynn M. Forsey, PhD, RN

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Early Identification and Key Indicators and Goal Directed Therapy and Patient Assessment pdf

by Martie Mattson, MSN, RN, CNS, CCRN

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Improving Sepsis Care by Applying Patient Safety Concepts pdf

by Janette Moreno, MSN, RN

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Critical Communication in Sepsis – SBAR Review pdf

by Patricia Britt, MSN, RN, CNS & Janette Moreno, MSN, RN

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