Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Title

Septic Shock

Date Written

2016

Document Type

Project

Course Number

NURS5330

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

Dr John Chovan

Keywords

Septic shock, Severe sepsis, Infection, Shock

Subject Categories

Critical Care Nursing | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing

Abstract

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).

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