Helping Patients Survive Sepsis

Meg Bernstein, MSN, RN; Shari Lynn, MSN, RN



A common and devastating condition, sepsis has significant healthcare implications worldwide. An estimated 1 million cases occur in the United States annually, causing more deaths than prostate cancer, breast cancer, and HIV/AIDS combined. In its early stages, sepsis can be difficult to detect.

This nursing continuing education activity is designed to provide nurses knowledge regarding the sometimes subtle signs and symptoms of sepsis and enable them to provide quality care to patients diagnosed with sepsis.

Purpose/Goal: The purpose of this nursing continuing education activity is to enable nurses to provide quality care to patients with sepsis.


1. Define sepsis and related conditions.
2. Explain how to assess for sepsis.
3. Discuss interventions for managing sepsis.


Meg Bernstein, MSN, RN, is lead nurse in the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
Shari J. Lynn, MSN, RN, is a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland.

Disclosure: The other authors and planners of this continuing nursing education activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.

Contact Hours: 1.4

Expiration Date: 12/31/2014

Pharmacology Hours: 0


Member Price: $15.00
Non-Member Price: $20.00

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