Date of Award

2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

First Advisor

Sharon Creed-Hall

Abstract

Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to infection, which is a life-threatening medical emergency and must be treated promptly. Emergency Department (ED) registered nurses are at the frontlines of patient treatment, requiring them to be educated on the most recent guidelines and protocols when it comes to early sepsis identification. This study implemented educational sessions on early identification and initiation of treatment in sepsis for the ED nurse population to improve their overall confidence in identifying potentially septic patients. It was found that the education sessions increased the nursing staff who participated overall confidence in early identification of sepsis patients.

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