Sepsis is the body's overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Learn more about the symptoms of sepsis, which kills 258,000 Americans each year.
Temperature — Higher or lower than normal
Infection — May have signs and symptoms of an infection
Mental decline — Confused, sleepy, difficult to rouse
Extremely ill — “I feel like I might die,” severe pain or discomfort
This webinar will delve into several case studies with a focus on adult and maternal sepsis. Each case will be presented, including a review of the patient’s progression, and followed by a discussion on best practices and potential opportunities to improve care. The patient perspective and experiences will also be shared. This will be an interactive session with polling questions and a live chat feature.
Sharon Hansen, RN, MN, CCRN
Lecturer at the University of Washington, School of Nursing, Tacoma
2018 Sepsis Hero
Lori Olvera, DNP, RNC-OB, EFM-C
Co-Author of Early Recognition and Management of Maternal Sepsis,
published in Nursing for Women’s Health