Caring for Patients with Sepsis and Septic Shock
Course of the Month - September 2023
Course of the Month
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|September 30, 2023 (11:55 p.m. CT)|
|Content Expires:||August 31, 2024 (11:55 p.m. CT)|
CE for this activity will not be available after this date.
|Closed captioning for this activity coming soon!|
This activity is free for AANP members
from 9/1/2023 - 9/30/2023.
Overview Sepsis, the body's dysregulated response to infection resulting in life-threatening organ dysfunction, annually impacting millions worldwide - and as many as 30% of patients who experience sepsis ultimately die from the disease process. Sepsis is a medical emergency, requiring immediate intervention on the part of Nurse Practitioners to begin life-saving treatment as soon as possible to ensure the best outcomes for patients. Since 2001, The Surviving Sepsis Campaign has regularly updated clinical guidelines for clinicians caring for patients with sepsis and septic shock, resulting in a streamlined approach to bedside care and improved outcomes. This presentation discusses the most current guidelines and provides an update for Nurse Practitioners caring for patients with sepsis and septic shock.
- Recognize patient characteristics and presenting symptoms concerning for sepsis and septic shock.
- Rapidly initiate antimicrobial therapy and obtain source control for patients presenting with sepsis and septic shock.
- Describe the resuscitation and hemodynamic support strategy for patients with sepsis and septic shock.
- Anticipate the development of septic shock and end-organ dysfunction and implement strategies to mitigate end-organ damage.
- Provide holistic care for patients with sepsis and septic shock.
Doug Smith, MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN
Paula McCauley, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP
Disclosure This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.
- The speakers have no conflicts of interest.
- Case studies discussed are fictitious and are not meant to represent any patient(s) the speakers have encountered in clinical practice.
- This content is meant for educational purposes and is not meant to diagnose or treat medical conditions.
- Recommendations from this presentation are not meant to replace your decision-making capability when presented unique patient variables.
All relevant relationships have been mitigated.DisclaimerIndividuals who have contributed to the CE Center were carefully selected for their knowledge and experience in the subject area under review. This presentation is informational only and may contain opinions of the authors from their personal experience that do not necessarily express the opinions of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). The activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Clinical practice is a constantly changing process and new information becomes available every day. Neither AANP nor the contributing individuals can warrant that the material will continue to be accurate, nor do they warrant that the material is completely free of errors upon publication. Attendees and participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.
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|1 Contact Hour(s) of CE,
0.5 of which may be applied towards Pharmacology
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