Sepsis Guidelines and Protocols: Providing Care to Patients

Throughout my experience in health care over the past 30 plus years, the diagnosis of sepsis has been one of the most challenging. Sepsis affects millions of people worldwide and one in four of the people affected will die. The way we recognize and treat sepsis has changed over the years, and in January 2017, the International Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock: 2016 was published. This update to the 2012 guidelines, emphasizes that patients with sepsis should be viewed as having a medical emergency, necessitating urgent assessment and treatment. The articles in this collection focus on sepsis identification and goal-directed treatment according to current guidelines and definitions. I encourage you to use this collection of articles to improve the way you provide care to patients with sepsis.


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Free Physiology Fundamentals: Sepsis [New podcast!]
Lippincott® NursingCenter®, September 2019

Buy Sepsis Education Initiative Targeting qSOFA Screening for Non-ICU Patients to Improve Sepsis Recognition and Time to Treatment
Journal of Nursing Care Quality, October/December 2019

Free Sepsis in Pregnancy and Postpartum
MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, September/October 2019

Buy Multidisciplinary Approach to Improve Sepsis Outcomes
Journal For Healthcare Quality, July/August 2019

CE Evidence-based updates to the 2016 Surviving Sepsis Guidelines and clinical implications
The Nurse Practitioner, February 2019

Buy Decreasing the Time to Administration of First Dose of Antibiotics in Children With Severe Sepsis
Journal For Healthcare Quality, January/February 2019

Buy Early, Nurse-Directed Sepsis Care
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, January 2019

CE A Review of the Revised Sepsis Care Bundles
American Journal of Nursing, August 2018
Free The New “Hour-One” Sepsis Bundle: Key Takeaways and Controversies
Lippincott® NursingCenter®, June 2018

Buy Comparison of Sepsis-3 Criteria Versus SIRS Criteria in Screening Patients for Sepsis in the Emergency Department
Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, April/June 2018

Buy Time Spent in the Emergency Department and Outcomes in Patients With Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock
Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, April/June 2018

Free Nursing Pocket Card: Recognizing and Managing Sepsis 
Lippincott® NursingCenter®, January 2018

Buy Telehealth Intensive Care Unit Nurse Surveillance of Sepsis
CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, September 2017

Buy Determining the Risk of Sepsis Using Nurse-Compounded Elastomeric Pumps for Continuous Infusion in Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy
Journal of Infusion Nursing, September/October 2017

Free What is sepsis? What the public needs to know
Lippincott® NursingCenter®, September 2017

Free September: Sepsis Awareness Month
Calling the Shots: Nursing News and Notes, September 2017

Free Sepsis: What nurses need to know
Lippincott® NursingCenter®, September 2017

Free Recognize Early, Act Fast! [VIDEO]
Lippincott® NursingCenter®, September 2017

Free Top 10 Things Advanced Practice Nurses Need to Know about the Updated Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock
Lippincott® NursingCenter®, September 2017

Buy Update on Sepsis Treatment in the Emergency Department
Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, July/September 2017

Buy Bacterial sepsis in the neonate
The Nurse Practitioner, September 2017

Free Sepsis: Learning from the past to improve patient outcomes
Lippincott® NursingCenter® August 2017

CE Sepsis in Obstetrics: Clinical Features and Early Warning Tools
MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, July/August 2017

Buy Sepsis in Obstetrics: Treatment, Prognosis, and Prevention
MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, July/August 2017

Buy Sepsis in Obstetrics: Pathophysiology and Diagnostic Definitions
MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, July/August 2017

Buy Sepsis: A Call for Action
Home Healthcare Now, April 2017​

Buy Sepsis-3: The new definitions
Nursing2017 Critical Care, March 2017

Free  Laboratory signs of sepsis [Infographic]
Lippincott® NursingCenter®, March 2017

CE Sepsis in Pregnancy: Identification and Management 
Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, June 2016

Free Making Sense of the Updated Sepsis Definitions
Lippincott® NursingCenter®, March 2016

Free Evolving Management of the Cancer Patient With Sepsis
Oncology Times, May 2016

Buy Sepsis and Septic Shock: Lingering Questions
Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, January/March 2016