Sepsis: A Review for the Healthcare Team - 19-GANN-F3-0194

Sepsis: A Review for the Healthcare Team

by Madeline King, PharmD
(4.5 / 52 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Emergency Medical Services (2.00 CEH)

Price: $8.00
CE-PRO Price: $4.00


Sepsis is a complex, multifactorial condition that results in high healthcare costs and significant morbidity and mortality. The definitions of sepsis, septic shock, and organ dysfunction were established in 1991. Over the past 20 years, more research has been conducted on sepsis pathophysiology and management, and several new antibiotics have been approved. A new guideline was released in 2016 that reexamines sepsis and associated definitions and provides updated recommendations for managing patients with sepsis. Interprofessional healthcare teams have been shown to improve patient outcomes and are essential in caring for critically ill patients. It is therefore important for each member of the team to understand sepsis and collaborate to provide the best care. This program will review sepsis guidelines, comment on updates from previous guidelines, and provide information regarding the management of sepsis from different aspects of the healthcare team.


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide healthcare professionals with the updated definitions related to sepsis, as well as information regarding management of septic patients. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Define sepsis and associated terms
  • Identify new definitions of sepsis-related terms
  • Describe the etiology and complications of sepsis
  • Discuss key management strategies for treating a patient with sepsis and reducing mortality within an interprofessional setting
  • Apply knowledge of sepsis management to a patient case as a member of the interprofessional team

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including pharmacists, dietitians, EMTs/paramedics, laboratory professionals, nurses, and physicians.
EMTs/paramedics: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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This CE activity is accredited for 2.0 Advanced CEH by OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).

Course Originally Released on: 5/13/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/13/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/22/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Parbatie T - Westbury, NY  ·  Jan 23, 2020
Great course content. Review will enable me to be better informed and knowledgeable when taking care of patients with sepsis.
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Michael M - Port Richey, FL  ·  Jan 21, 2020
very informative class
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Moriah R - Crossroads, TX  ·  Jan 13, 2020
very specific information good for application to other future patients
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Samantha E - Hacienda Heights, CA  ·  Jan 10, 2020
This topic is very relevant to the ER
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Melissa M - Hanover, KS  ·  Dec 30, 2019
wonderful information
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Price: $8.00
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