Week 10: Keep close watch!

Module 5

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.

Required Reading

  • 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
  • Lecture/Discussion
  • Review of Sepsis Protocols
  • Sepsis Case Study Discussion

No Homework this week!

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