Dr John Chovan
Septic shock, Severe sepsis, Infection, Shock
Critical Care Nursing | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
Sepsis is a frequently seen diagnosis in hospital settings, which when left untreated can progress to severe sepsis and septic shock. Septic shock occurs in more than 230,000 patients in the United States annually and is the cause of more than 40,000 deaths (Seymour & Rosengart, 2015). It is very important for hospital staff members to quickly and accurately identify signs of sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock so that patients can undergo treatment as quickly as possible. Studies have shown that the early treatment of sepsis may lead to decreased sepsis-related mortality (Benedict, 2015).
Lauer, Lacey, "Septic Shock" (2016). Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship. Paper 171.