SEVERE SEPSIS & SEPTIC SHOCK

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INTRODUCTION

Severe sepsis and septic shock are life-threatening disorders and constitute the major cause of mortality in critically ill patients. Profound cellular dysfunction, sepsis-induced tissue hypoperfusion,and profound lactic acidosis characterize septic shock. Perhaps nowhere else is a comprehensive understanding of physiology and pathophysiology as critical to the bedside nurse. It facilitates understanding of the clinical presentation and appreciation of the treatment modalities.

This seminar presents state-of-the art information and includes both an update on pathophysiology and a detailed discussion of medical, surgical and pharmacological management of these complex patients. An overview of hemodynamic monitoring and newer methods of assessing preload responsiveness is also included.

 









Presented by:
Barbara Clark Mims,
MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT

  Seminar approved by:

  American Association 
  of Critical-Care Nurses


6.5 contact hours
Synergy Category A
File #00017501



 Provider approved by:

  California Board of
  Registered Nursing
  CEP 6910 for 7.5 contact hours.

 

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