Sepsis

CPDTime.
51m
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Details
CPD51m of CPD
First Published
Updated12 November 2020
Expires 12 November 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

Gain an understanding of how you can recognise and respond to the early warning signs of sepsis in a timely manner. This Ausmed Course explains how and why sepsis can develop, presenting a realistic case study to guide your learning.

Topics
  • How and why does sepsis develop?
  • Why is sepsis considered a major concern in healthcare?
  • What methods can you utilise to recognise and respond to sepsis?
  • How should sepsis be managed?
Need

Sepsis is a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection and can lead to patient mortality. Preventing mortality related to sepsis begins with early detection and timely interventions.

Education that improves knowledge and supports health professionals to be vigilant in their practice for the signs and symptoms of sepsis is vital. Appropriate, early intervention is essential to try and alleviate the morbidity and mortality caused by sepsis.

Purpose

The purpose of this Ausmed Course is to provide healthcare professionals with education relating to the early recognition and treatment of sepsis, to reduce patient harm and improve safety.

Learning Outcomes
  • Accurately assess, recognise and respond to the early signs and symptoms of sepsis.
  • Apply your assessment findings to initiate timely and appropriate interventions.
  • Implement measures to prevent deterioration in the patient at risk of sepsis.
Target Audience

All healthcare professionals will gain confidence from undertaking this Ausmed Course, given the potential for harm associated with sepsis.

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in a position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Details
CPD51m of CPD
First Published
Updated12 November 2020
Expires
12 November 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
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Topics
Sepsis
Infection Prevention
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