Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship


Septic Shock

Date Written


Document Type


Course Number


Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

Dr John Chovan


Septic shock, Severe sepsis, Infection, Shock

Subject Categories

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).



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