Sepsis: Early Detection and Care
In Australia sepsis is one of the leading causes of death with more deaths than prostate cancer, breast cancer and HIV/AIDS combined. There are approximately 15 000 episodes of severe sepsis and septic shock in Australia and New Zealand intensive care units per year.*
In this course you will learn how to recognise the signs and symptoms of sepsis in the older person as well as being able to describe effective care practices to enable early intervention to minimise the risks of developing serious complications.
After completing this course, participants should be able to:
Identify what sepsis is and the mortality associated with the condition
Recognise why older people are more at risk of developing sepsis
Understand the signs and symptoms of sepsis and the importance of early detection in an aged care setting
Outline approaches to early intervention and treatment in aged care
Who is this course appropriate for:
This course is appropriate for RNs and ENs who work in residential care.
Continuing Professional Development Hours:
Up to 8 hours can be earned completing this course.
You can earn 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hour by completing the video and assessment questions. If you wish to extend your learning and earn up to an additional 7 CPD hours, you may download the extension exercise which is attached to this course.
View the trailer below to preview the course: