Week 9: 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
  • From inflammation to MODS
  • Perrin Chapter 17 available through eReserves in CI Learn

Online Learning Activities

  • Exam 2 covering Pulmonary, Renal, Endocrine, and Burns: Please see announcement and/or email instructions
  • Sepsis Lecture & Discussion via VoiceThread (blank slides also posted in CI Learn for note-taking if needed). You need to login to Voicethread through CI Learn if you would like to leave additional comments.

  • Review of Sepsis Protocols – Search, find, and report via blog either research articles reviewing sepsis protocol or actual sepsis protocol in place at a facility of your choice.

No Homework this week!

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