This module covers two weeks of content specific to care of the patient with sepsis and/or shock. This module will also cover multisystem organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) and end of life care.
At the end of this module, students will be able to:
- Identify and describe critical care related care of the critical care patient with sepsis, shock, and/or MODS including pathophysiology, presenting signs and symptoms, etiology and contributing factors, sequelae and progression, and goals of nursing management
- Compare and contrast patients with varied stages of sepsis, shock, and MODS, considering the severity of the illness.
- Compare and contrast diversity and cultural belief systems related to end of life care.
- Identify key nursing management strategies for patients with sepsis, shock, or MODS.
- Identify key nursing roles and management strategies for patient requiring end of life care and/or decision making support.
- Describe support systems in place for patients and families needing to make decisions related to end of life care.
- Analyze different communication strategies for the role of the critical care nurse.
- Categorize appropriate nursing care planning (assessment, diagnosis, goals, interventions, evaluation) related to the patient with sepsis, shock, MODS, or requiring end of life care.
- Morton Chapter 33
- Surviving Sepsis
- Read Articles for 3/25 Posted in Blackboard (PowerPoints >>Sepsis Articles)
Classroom Learning Activities
- Exam 2 covering Pulmonary, Renal, Endocrine, and Burns
- Review of Sepsis Protocols
- Sepsis Case Study Discussion