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.
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 Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Pathophysiology of Sepsis
Defining Sepsis and Its Risk Factors
The Immune Response
Section 3: Identifying Sepsis
Signs and Symptoms
Diagnosing Sepsis and Septic Shock
Section 4: Sepsis Management
Section 5: Conclusion
Jennifer W. Burks is a Curriculum Designer in Post-Acute Care for Relias. She 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, M.S.N., R.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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