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Tag: Sepsis

Sometimes called blood poisoning, sepsis is the body’s often deadly response to infection or injury. Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by the immune system’s reaction to an infection; it is the leading cause of death in intensive care units.

Sepsis

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Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: Management and Performance Management

Nursing Essays

This article explains etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostics, treatment, prevention, management and use of various approaches to improve sepsis outcome in the healthcare system....

Last modified: 28th Aug 2020

Management of Sepsis

Nursing Essays

Sepsis is defined as the overwhelming response of the human body and life-threatening reaction to a probable or documented infection which results in tissue hypoperfusion and organ dysfunction. Major ...

Last modified: 22nd Jun 2020

Neonatal Hypothermia and Neonatal Sepsis: Nursing Case Study

Reflective Essays

Introduction Nursing profession is one of the most rewarded profession, and nursing neonates is highly challenging. Neonates are a specialised cohort of patients requiring an individualised approach i...

Last modified: 18th May 2020

Patient with Breast Cancer on Adjuvant Chemotherapy: Development of Neutropenic Sepsis

Nursing Case Studies

Introduction The case study to follow will be based on a 41-year-old female with Breast Cancer (Appendix 1, The Case). The patient commenced first cycle Epirubicin/Cyclophosphamide (EC). 7 days post ...

Last modified: 14th May 2020

Pathophysiology of sepsis | Case Study

Nursing Case Studies

Thomas, a 70-year-old man, admitted to hospital with a five-day history of coughing with yellow-green sputum, pyrexia, rigors, poor appetite, mild chest pain and increasing difficulty of breathing. T...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Sepsis is the leading cause of death in non-cardiac intensive care

Nursing Essays

Twenty percent of all intensive care admissions are attributed to severe sepsis. Sepsis is the leading cause of death in non-cardiac intensive care units (Angus et al., 2001). The Surviving Sepsis Cam...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Examining the diagnosis and Treatment of Septic Shock

Nursing Essays

Disease Process and Disease Concept Septic shock is a serious condition caused by an infection that leads to low blood pressure, diffident tissue perfusion and oxygen delivery. Pathophysiology Septic ...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Reason For Aseptic Technique Is To Maintain Asepsis Nursing Essay

Nursing Essays

Reflection 2 – Aseptic Non-Touch Technique This reflective piece will be about a procedure that took place whilst on placement and will look at infection control whilst doing an aseptic non-touc...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Urosepsis With Subsequent Bacteremia Nursing Essay

Nursing Essays

Sepsis is a clinical syndrome defined by a systemic, dysregulated inflammatory response to infection. Clinical features include either a culture-proven or visually identified infection along with two ...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Using gentamicin in the management of sepsis

Nursing Essays

Sepsis is defined as the inflammatory response toward an infection (1). It is either simple or severe sepsis depending on the organ dysfunction involved as a result of the infection and other factors ...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Advanced Patient Consultation: Severe Sepsis

Nursing Essays

Angela Windle Critical analysis of the history and physical examination findings from a patient consultation. This will focus on the Diagnostic Reasoning process relating to a particular patient pro...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Puerperal Sepsis: History, Causes and Interventions

Nursing Essays

What is Puerperal Sepsis? Why is Puerperal Sepsis less prevalent now than 1900’s? Lynda Williams Abstract The purpose of the report is to understand what puerperal sepsis is and to raise awarenes...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Causes and Treatments of Sepsis

Nursing Essays

Sepsis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitals today. It has been defined as ‘the body’s response to an infection when organisms invade the body’ (Baudouin 2008). It...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

High Dependency Midwifery Care – A Case Study

Nursing Essays

High Dependency Midwifery Care – A Case Study Rachel was a primigravida, with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 and anaemic, she had a spontaneous vaginal delivery with a second-degree te...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Triage Tool for Sepsis Recognition

Nursing Essays

“Sepsis is a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection.  Sepsis and septic shock are major healthcare problems, affecting millions of people around the...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Implementation of a Tool to Identify Early Sepsis by Nurses

Nursing Essays

ABSTRACT Sepsis is defined as the immune system’s overwhelming response to infection that results in life-threating organ dysfunction (Singer et al., 2016). In the United States sepsis...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Utility of Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin To Predict Acute Kidney Injury in Patients with Sepsis

Nursing Essays

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is a common complication in critically ill adults.  Estimates are 30% to 60% of patients in the ICU will go on to develop AKI (Md Ralib, Nor & Pickering, 2017)....

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Sepsis Systemic Immune Response Health And Social Care Essay

Nursing Essays

Sepsis is defined by the clinical signs and symptoms of a systemic immune response to infection. (1-2) Currently, sepsis on a worldwide level creates a significant level of mortality; and results in a...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Survival Outcome Neonates Early Sepsis Health And Social Care Essay

Nursing Essays

“A Retrospective Comparative Study on the Survival Outcome of Neoates with Early -Onset Sepsis with Sclerema Given Fresh Frozen Plasma at Davao Medical Centern Nursery-A One Year Review” O...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Sepsis An Overview Health And Social Care Essay

Nursing Essays

Sepsis is an infection of the bloodstream. The infection tends to spread quickly and often is difficult to recognize. One of our roles as a nurse is that of patient advocate, and as such we are closes...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Septic Shock: Causes and Treatments

Nursing Essays

Jessica Jensen North Mohave Community College Nursing 222 Monika V. Wise, RN, BSN, MS Septic Shock It knows no boundaries. It is not biased or racist, and it is a killer. It will affect any age or...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Interleukin-6 Levels in Early Diagnosis of Neonatal Sepsis

Nursing Essays

Study of Interleukin-6 Levels in Early Diagnosis of Neonatal Sepsis Dr. Sonawane Vijay B., Dr. Mehkarkar Nitin S., Dr. Jadhav Pradnya B., Dr. Gaikwad Sonali U., Dr. Kadam Nitin N. Department of Pedia...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020