Page 126 Complete Your CE Test Online - Click Here Sepsis in the Adult Patient: Identification and Initial Care 7 Contact Hours Release Date: April 3, 2017 Expiration Date: April 3, 2020 Faculty Susan L. Rubin, MSN, RN Susan L. Rubin, MSN, RN, received her baccalaureate degree in nursing from West Chester University and a master’s degree in clinical trials nursing from Drexel University. She is a published author who has experience as a progressive care unit nurse with a special interest in cardiac nursing. Content reviewer Mary Candice Ross, RN, PhD Audience This course is intended to educate nurses about sepsis in the adult patient and provide vital information that nurses can utilize to help identify and care for patients with sepsis. Course overview The following program will provide nurses with an overview of the progression and treatment of sepsis in the adult patient and screening tools to recognize early signs and symptoms that will improve patient outcomes and reduce mortality associated with sepsis. Learning objectives Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to: Š Š Define sepsis and septic shock. Š Š Describe the pathophysiology of sepsis. Š Š Discuss the signs and symptoms of sepsis. Š Š Identify the patients at risk of sepsis. Š Š Become familiar with recommendations and guidelines for sepsis management. Š Š Discuss the challenges associated with sepsis in the older adult. Š Š Discuss pregnancy and sepsis. Š Š Discuss ways the nurse can help identify and prevent sepsis. Š Š Describe prevention of nosocomial infections. Š Š Describe postsepsis syndrome. How to receive credit ● ● Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 7-hour commitment of time. ● ● Depending on your state requirements you will asked to complete either: ○ ○ An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity. ○ ○ A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. ● ● Provide required personal information and payment information. ● ● Complete the MANDATORY Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation. ● ● Print your Certificate of Completion. Accreditations and approvals Elite is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Individual state nursing approvals In addition to states that accept ANCC, Elite is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by: Alabama, Provider #ABNP1418 (valid through March 1, 2021); California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP15022; District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-4007; Florida Board of Nursing, Provider #50-4007; Georgia Board of Nursing, Provider #50-4007; and Kentucky Board of Nursing, Provider #7-0076 (valid through December 31, 2019). Activity director June D. Thompson, DrPH, MSN, RN, FAEN, Lead Nurse Planner