Nursing: Nursing Management of Sepsis
35.95
Online
Elective
Please select your state to enroll in this course
About the Course:
Sepsis is a life-threatening, dysregulated immune response to infection that results in organ dysfunction and is the leading cause of death from infection if not recognized early and treated quickly. Any patient may develop sepsis; it is an overwhelming systemic response by the body to an infectious source (Singer et al., 2016).  This course will provide nurses with an overview of the progression and treatment of sepsis, as well as an overview of screening tools available to recognize early signs and symptoms that will improve patient outcomes and reduce mortality associated with sepsis.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Define sepsis and septic shock.
  • Describe the pathophysiology of sepsis.
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of sepsis.
  • Identify the patients at risk of sepsis.
  • Become familiar with recommendations and guidelines for sepsis management.
  • Discuss the challenges associated with sepsis in the older adult.
  • Describe sepsis in pregnant women, neonates and children, IV drug users, and immunosuppressed individuals.
  • Discuss ways the nurse can help identify and prevent sepsis.
  • Describe how the nurse can help to prevent healthcare associated infections (HAI).
  • Describe post-sepsis syndrome.
  • Identify resources for additional information on sepsis.

About the Author:
Susan L. Rubin, MSN, RN, received her baccalaureate degree in nursing from West Chester University and a master’s degree in clinical trials nursing from Drexel University. She is a published author who has experience as a progressive care unit nurse with a special interest in cardiac nursing.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 7-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Elite implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Elite not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Elite Professional Education, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Elite Professional Education, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Elite Professional Education, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

Course verification
All individuals involved have disclosed that they have no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to this course. Likewise, and in compliance with California Assembly Bill No. 241, every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the content in this course is balanced and unbiased.
 
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Nursing Management of Sepsis - N33521

35.95
About the Course:
Sepsis is a life-threatening, dysregulated immune response to infection that results in organ dysfunction and is the leading cause of death from infection if not recognized early and treated quickly. Any patient may develop sepsis; it is an overwhelming systemic response by the body to an infectious source (Singer et al., 2016).  This course will provide nurses with an overview of the progression and treatment of sepsis, as well as an overview of screening tools available to recognize early signs and symptoms that will improve patient outcomes and reduce mortality associated with sepsis.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Define sepsis and septic shock.
  • Describe the pathophysiology of sepsis.
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of sepsis.
  • Identify the patients at risk of sepsis.
  • Become familiar with recommendations and guidelines for sepsis management.
  • Discuss the challenges associated with sepsis in the older adult.
  • Describe sepsis in pregnant women, neonates and children, IV drug users, and immunosuppressed individuals.
  • Discuss ways the nurse can help identify and prevent sepsis.
  • Describe how the nurse can help to prevent healthcare associated infections (HAI).
  • Describe post-sepsis syndrome.
  • Identify resources for additional information on sepsis.

About the Author:
Susan L. Rubin, MSN, RN, received her baccalaureate degree in nursing from West Chester University and a master’s degree in clinical trials nursing from Drexel University. She is a published author who has experience as a progressive care unit nurse with a special interest in cardiac nursing.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 7-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Elite implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Elite not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Elite Professional Education, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Elite Professional Education, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Elite Professional Education, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

Course verification
All individuals involved have disclosed that they have no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to this course. Likewise, and in compliance with California Assembly Bill No. 241, every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the content in this course is balanced and unbiased.