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Sepsis: implication for nursing

Fabio Bertoncini, Dino Stefano Di Massimo, Claudia Gatta
  • Dino Stefano Di Massimo
    Division of Nursing, Department of Internal Medicine, Biella Hospital, Biella, Italy
  • Claudia Gatta
    Division of Nursing, Department of Medicine and Emergency, Biella Hospital, Biella, Italy

Abstract

Sepsis is a serious health problem that is off worldwide interest; it is associated with a high mortality rate despite continuing improvements in infection management and the awareness of population is still poor despite its importance. Direct interventions to achieve the goal of clinician, like reduction of mortality, pass through the resuscitation and antibiotics but their effectiveness depends on the early recognition of symptoms and therefore the septic state. The nursing role is crucial both for the early recognition of the disease state, as well as to treat the patient with professionalism and promptness and to provide appropriate assistance to the kind of complexity that creates this pathological state: to achieve these aims, recommendations and bundles were developed to guide clinical nurses in septic patients’ care.

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Sepsis; nursing; bundle; clinical competence; medical patient.

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Submitted: 2016-10-06 10:05:24
Published: 2016-12-15 18:00:26
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