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Severe sepsis is among the most common causes of death in the United States and the most common cause of death in the intensive care units worldwide, and its recognition and treatment remain the most critical challenges of critical care medicine. Severe sepsis and septic shock have a profound effect on organ through complex mechanisms, which involve the immune response. Sepsis is an extreme response of the body to an infection that can cause severe organ failure, damage to tissues, and even death if not treated promptly and appropriately. Each year in the US, severe sepsis affects more than 1.5 million individuals, with approximately 250,000 deaths reported. With early recognition and intervention of sepsis, the chances of survival increase. Nurses are at the forefront of early recognition, intervention, and treatments of sepsis.
At the completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Discuss sepsis and its presentation
- Identify and recognize patients presenting with sepsis
- Discuss the various causes of sepsis
- Review the treatments of sepsis
- Review nursing diagnosis and plan of care for sepsis