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  • Essay On Sepsis

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    CLASSIFICATION 1 • There is a disease continuum with increasing severity if not treated or not responsive to treatment o Sepsis - Infection plus overwhelming systemic response to infection o Severe sepsis - Sepsis plus organ dysfunction and tissue hypoperfusion o Septic shock - Severe sepsis plus organ failure DIAGNOSIS CLINICAL PRESENTATION • History o Recent

  • Sepsis: Early Detection and Implementation of Sepsis Resuscitation Bundle

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    Sepsis: Early Detection and Implementation of Sepsis Resuscitation Bundle Introduction Sepsis is defined as the body’s inflammatory response to an infection and can quickly lead to multiple organ failure and death. Early, goal-directed therapy using the sepsis resuscitation bundle introduced in the “Surviving Sepsis Campaign” is the treatment used throughout the world for sepsis treatment (Winterbottom 2012, pp 247). There are approximately one million cases of sepsis in the United States

  • Causes And Consequences Of Sepsis

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    Sepsis, also referred to as blood poisoning is a potentially life threatening complication that results from an infection. These infections, typically caused by bacteria cause chemicals to be released in to the bloodstream in order to fight the infection. As a result, this triggers an inflammatory response throughout the body, which in turn may cause a cascade of changes, which may damage organ systems, causing them to fail. The infection present in the blood in this case becomes systemic, spreading

  • The Causes And Treatment Of Sepsis

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    The term “sepsis” has been around since prehistoric times. Hippocrates presented the word sepsis 2400 years ago to represent a condition where an overwhelming infection leads to tissue breakdown with rotting, foul odour, and disease. The ancient Roman scholar and writer (116 BC–27 BC), Marcus Terentius Varro mentioned that “small creatures, invisible to the eye, fill the atmosphere, and breathed through the nose cause dangerous diseases.” In the early 1990s at a conference convened by the American

  • Sepsis a Case Study

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    is to analyse the care of a septic patient. While discussing the relevant physiological changes and the rationale for the treatment the patient received, concentrating on fluid intervention. I recognise there are other elements to the Surviving Sepsis Bundles, however due to word limitation; the focus will be on fluid intervention. The essay will be written as a Case Study format. To maintain patient confidentiality any identifying features have been removed in keeping with the Nursing and Midwifery

  • Causes And Treatment Of Sepsis

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    ‘Sepsis’, a lame man might hear of this word and have no clue or whatsoever of what this is – but in the real world it’s not something to be happy about and has been a major issue in the medical field. Sepsis is a complex condition which doesn’t have a specific definition, diagnosis or treatment but one thing the medical practitioners are specific of is the origin. Sepsis is from a Greek word called “Sepo” which means “decay” idiomatically known as “Blood poisoning” (Steen C., 2009). The medical

  • Symptoms And Treatment Of Sepsis

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    Introduction Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening complication caused by the body’s response to an infection. Our immune system protects us against threats, which include viruses, bacteria and parasites that cause infectious diseases. Our immune system responds by triggering an inflammatory response to bacteria in the blood. However, with sepsis the response is massive and the inflammation that occurs can cause a ripple effect of changes that may lead to damage of multiple organ systems, causing

  • Symptoms And Diagnosis Of Sepsis

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    With sepsis becoming a growing concern with each passing day, we must develop new ways to combat it aggressively. With EMS becoming a more advanced, educated, and integral member of the health care team; there must be an inclusion of them into the early and advanced treatment of sepsis. According to a research team in the Netherlands 3.3 out of every 100 patients encountered by EMS in the United States have severe sepsis diagnoses, compared to only 2.3 per 100 for myocardial infarction and 2.2

  • Sepsis In Critically Patient

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    Sepsis in the Older Patient Sepsis is a common condition in critically ill patients. Cases of sepsis rose by an average of 9% per year (Nasa P, 2012) and the number elderly patients being admitted to ICU’s has increased recently. One of the reasons for this trend is that people are living longer. The world’s population of people over the age of sixty has been increasing steadily. It has been projected that over the next twenty years the number of people over the age of eighty will be double and

  • Signs And Symptoms Of Sepsis

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    identification of sepsis in emergency department patients could be the difference between life and death. An emergency department nurse should be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of sepsis, know the proper fluid bolus rate for resuscitation, and initiate intravenous antibiotics within an hour of the patient arriving to the emergency department. According to the sepsis alliance website, "The word sepsis comes from the Greek meaning "decay" or "to putrefy." In medical terms, sepsis is defined as