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Sepsis: The Untold Story

‐ Apr 24, 2013 10:15am

Great strides have been made at decreasing the rates of blood infections through central lines in the hospital setting. That has not been the case with dialysis units or dialysis patients. The pathophysiology of the disease process and the potential sequelae of events that occur are often overlooked in the care of the CKD patient. The impact of sepsis on quality measures, patient outcomes, and the bottom line are analyzed. Current best practices are also discussed.

Contact hours available until 4/24/2015

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee: Kristin Larson – Consultant, Nephrology Clinical Solutions; Employee, Affymax; Other financial support, Kristin M. Larson, RN, MSN, LLC; Sandy Bodin – Employee, Affymax; Dawn Koonkongsatian – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care; Elizabeth St. John - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care

Presenter(s) have no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declare.

Non-Endorsement of Products:
Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content by ANNA or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation Statement:
American Nephrology Nurses’ Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

ANNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 00910.

• State the scope of the problem of severe sepsis/septic shock in the general population and in the patient population with chronic kidney disease.
• Define and compare and contrast SIRS, sepsis, severe sepsis, septic shock, and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, and discuss the importance of early identification.
• Outline guidelines for managing the patient with severe sepsis/septic shock, and demonstrate a sense of urgency for rapid diagnosis and treatment.


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