Joyce Campbell – Sepsis, A Ticking Time Bomb
Hospitalizations for sepsis more than doubled between 2000 and 2010. Patients with sepsis are more likely to have extended hospital stays and many patients experience major organ damage or death. You as a critical care or emergency department nurse, are on the front line in patient care and you will leave with tools that will assist you to identify subtle symptoms of sepsis and prepare you to assist in implementing the “surviving sepsis guidelines 2013”.
Identify evidence-based practices which prevent sepsis.
Differentiate between systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock.
Describe the nurse’s role in assessment of the patient experiencing SIRS, sepsis or septic shock.
Outline evidence-based practices for treatment of the patient with sepsis.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Robin Gilbert, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, has over 25 years’ experience in emergency nursing. A number of her years in emergency nursing included experience in a pediatric emergency department at Boston Medical Center. She is both a certified emergency nurse and certified pediatric emergency nurse. Robin has experience as an emergency department manager, manager of cardiac & pulmonary rehabilitation and, currently, as the regional manager for staff development at Central Maine Medical Center. She instructs the NCLEX review class for Kaplan and tutors nursing students online for a local college of nursing. Her experience also includes having been an item writer for the Board Certification of Emergency Nursing and a former Chairperson. Robin was the coordinator for her employer’s “Pathway to Excellence” designation, which was received in 2012.
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In her role, Robin is able to remain current in the trends and best practices standards for care of the pediatric population. Robin received her BSN from Curry College, Massachusetts and her MSN from Saint Joseph’s College, Maine. Robin is an active member of the Emergency Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and is a reviewer for the ANCC’s Pathway to Excellence program.