Online Education | Med-Surg | Sepsis Management

Illustration of sepsis in bloodstream


Sepsis Management

Anyone can get an infection, and any infection can lead to sepsis. By understanding the signs of sepsis and the importance of a rapid response, you are in a position to save lives. This module will not only teach you the pathophysiology of a dysregulated response to infection, but it will also give you tools to effectively communicate the urgency of the situation to other providers on your team.


Mary Jo Kelly, RN, MN, CCRN, CCNS, ACNS-BC
Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, UW Medicine/Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Comments from Past Participants

"I really enjoyed this lecture and how the information was presented. As nurses, we see very sick patients all the time and it is sometimes hard to notice subtle changes that may indicate early signs of sepsis. This lecture made me want to be better at keeping my 'radar' on all the time and watch the trends so I will be able to recognize worsening sepsis in my patients more quickly."

"I appreciated learning the step-by-step process that the body goes through when in sepsis. The explanation of what is happening on the cellular level helps me better understand the symptoms as they present."


Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Define sepsis and discuss the prevalence of sepsis.
  2. Describe the basic pathophysiology of sepsis.
  3. Describe the current evidence in treating sepsis.
  4. Discuss the role of nursing in improving outcomes for patients with sepsis. 

Additional Information

Audio and Video
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.16 Contact hours

Available Credit

  • 1.16 Contact hours


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