About Sepsis

About Sepsis 

Sepsis is a serious condition that is associated with a number of negative outcomes including hospitalization (usually requiring admission to the intensive care unit), organ failure, and death. In fact, sepsis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, not just in the United States, but also worldwide. Because of the high prevalence of negative outcomes, a significant amount of time and research has been dedicated to helping improve the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis. What researchers have found is that sepsis outcomes are directly linked to the time it takes to initiate the appropriate treatment. In this course, you will learn about the risk factors, pathophysiology, diagnosis, management, and prevention of sepsis.

$25.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-0-ABSEP

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (9 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


New Mexico Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)

This course awards 1.00 contact hours upon successful completion.

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-ABSEP
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 8/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Describe the pathological process that causes sepsis.
Explain how a diagnosis of sepsis is made.
Discuss 3 components of the management of sepsis.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Pathophysiology of Sepsis

The Problem

Defining Sepsis and Its Risk Factors

The Trigger

The Immune Response

Sepsis Pathophysiology

Organ Dysfunction

Septic Shock

Review

Summary

Section 3: Identifying Sepsis

Signs and Symptoms

Diagnosing Sepsis

Diagnosing Sepsis and Septic Shock

Screening

Review

Summary

Section 4: Sepsis Management

Treatment

Organism Identification

Antimicrobial Therapy

Beta-Lactams

Beta-Lactam Resistance

Other Classes

Nursing Care

Hour-1 Bundle

Fluid Resuscitation

Adjunctive Therapy

Supportive Therapy

Prevention

Review

Summary

Section 5: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributor

Resources

References

Congratulations

Instructor: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, “I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints.” 

Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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