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  • Creator:   Nursing Critical Care
  • Updated:   8/22/2019
  • Contains:  8 items
A collection of articles on sepsis for critical care nurses.

Angiotensin II for septic shock treatment: An update

Griffiths, Carrie L.; Jackson, Matthew R.; Hoke, Tanner J.; More

Nursing Critical Care. 13(6):30-37, November 2018.

Septic shock can lead to life-threatening hypoperfusion, which often requires vasopressor therapy. Last year, the FDA approved angiotensin II for use in septic shock. This article explores the literature and nursing considerations surrounding this septic shock treatment.

Fever suppression in patients with infection: State of the evidence

Schell-Chaple, Hildy

Nursing Critical Care. 13(5):6-13, September 2018.

ICU clinicians commonly administer fever management interventions to patients with infection and sepsis. This article reviews recent evidence related to the impact of fever suppression interventions, such as pharmacologic antipyretics and physical cooling.

Vasoactive agents in shock

Griffiths, Carrie L.; Vestal, Mark L.; Hertel, Kristie A.

Nursing Critical Care. 13(2):6-13, March 2018.

Vasoactive agents, such as vasopressors and inotropes, are frequently needed to manage the patient in shock and prevent adverse outcomes. This article reviews the clinical manifestations of shock, as well as the vasoactive agents used to manage shock and what critical care nurses need to know about these important drugs.

Sepsis-3: The new definitions

Seckel, Maureen A.

Nursing Critical Care. 12(2):37-43, March 2017.

Sepsis definitions were recently revised by the Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3) to better align with current understanding of the research, physiology, and management of patients with sepsis. This article reviews the new definitions and other recent changes in sepsis management.

A procalcitonin-guided algorithm to reduce antibiotic duration

Thayer, Sharice

Nursing Critical Care. 11(6):31-37, November 2016.

Current research suggests a procalcitonin-guided algorithm can assist healthcare providers in deciding the appropriate antibiotic therapy duration in critical care patients with sepsis.

Recognition, management, and prevention of burn sepsis in pediatric patients

Comeau, Nicholas P.

Nursing Critical Care. 11(6):24-30, November 2016.

Learn about the signs and symptoms of burn sepsis in pediatric patients, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, evaluation, and prevention of this potentially fatal invasive infection.

Surviving sepsis

Duffy, Mary K.; Moloney-Harmon, Patricia A.

Nursing Critical Care. 9(5):41-46, September 2014.

Sepsis in children is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. This article discusses how The Surviving Sepsis Campaign increases sepsis awareness and improves early recognition, diagnosis and treatment of children with sepsis.

What's new in sepsis?

Foran, Catherine K.

Nursing Critical Care. 8(5):16-21, September 2013.

Is your facility up to date with the new Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines for managing severe sepsis and septic shock? Read about the changes and how to improve best practices and outcomes in adults.