Dr. John Chovan, PhD., DNP, RN, CNP, CNS
Neutropenia, Sepsis, Oncology
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
This poster will review the pathophysiology of neutropenic sepsis, specifically involving patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Understanding the pathophysiological process of neutropenic sepsis allows the caregiver to comprehend the severity and consequences of the disease process and how imperative early intervention is in treatment of these patients. Early intervention with fluid resuscitation, antibiotics, obtaining cultures, and maintaining adequate perfusion of vital organs by treating hypotension and hypoxia are all a part of improving outcomes and decreasing mortality. It is crucial to recognize the complexity of neutropenic sepsis and responding to it as an oncological emergency.
Melchiorre, Nicole, "Neutropenic Sepsis in the Intensive Care Unit" (2018). Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship. 332.