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Keywords

sepsis, Sepsis-3, sepsis bundles, sepsis definitions, septic shock

 

Authors

  1. Seckel, Maureen A. MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCNS, CCRN, FCCM

Abstract

Abstract: Sepsis definitions were recently revised by the Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3) to better align with current understanding of the research, physiology, and management of patients with sepsis. It is important for nurses to understand the new definitions and implications for their practice. This article reviews the new definitions along with other recent changes in sepsis management.