Clinical DIMENSIONAn Overview of SepsisLatto, Celeste RN, MSNAuthor Information Celeste Latto, RN, MSN, is a critical care nurse at Mease Dunedin Hospital in Florida. She has recently graduated from the University of South Florida and is working to obtain licensure as an advanced registered nurse practitioner. Address correspondence and reprint request to: Celeste Latto, RN, MSN, 502 Roxbury Dr, Safety Harbor, FL 34695 ([email protected]). Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: September 2008 - Volume 27 - Issue 5 - p 195-200 doi: 10.1097/01.DCC.0000325074.53508.c2 Buy Take the CE Test Metrics AbstractIn Brief The purpose of this paper was to briefly define sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock and discuss evidence-based guidelines for implementing a sepsis protocol in the critical care setting. In addition, this article will further educate critical care nurses about sepsis and strategies to improve outcomes in this group of patients. This article describes the possibility of an organized system to treat patients with sepsis in a timely and effective format. © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.