Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship



Date Written

Summer 8-2-2017

Document Type


Course Number


Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

John Chovan


Sepsis, SIRS, Shock, Infection, Systemic

Subject Categories

Critical Care Nursing | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing | Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms


Sepsis is a dysregulation of the inflammatory response, termed systemic inflammatory response syndrome or SIRS, caused by stimulation of an infectious process. Sepsis often leads to organ dysfunction and increased morbidity, mortality and financial burdens. The goal of treatment is to initiate appropriate antimicrobial therapies, target the underlying infection, optimize intravascular volume, provide fluid resuscitation and maintain adequate perfusion and stroke volume (Taeb, Hooper & Marik, 2017).

Timing of treatment and early detection of sepsis is critical to patients with early warning signs. Sharing this information and potentially making a difference in the outcomes of patients presenting with early signs of this detrimental illness is very important. Doing so via this poster project is another great way to disseminate information to other providers.



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