Assessment and management of the septic patient: part 2

Jody Vaughan, Andrew Parry

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Abstract

Sepsis has gained increasing publicity in recent years, and there is now a strong focus of clinical education and training following the Surviving Sepsis Campaign. The assessment and management of a septic patients is far from simple and requires a systematic approach in both identifying and managing the condition. This second part explores sepsis care bundles and the research that underpins each of the interventions. These discussions will enable nurses to understand why each component of the sepsis care bundle is important and thus enable them to rapidly prioritise care, as early effective interventions have been shown to optimise patient outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1196-1200
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Volume25
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2016

Keywords

  • sepsis
  • Care bundles
  • Antibiotics
  • Hypoxia
  • Hypotension
  • Fluid resuscitation

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