SNHP | Senior Nursing Poster Session

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Karli TabersFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

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Nursing

Minor

N/A

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Dr. Marcia Hobbs, DNS, RN

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Poster Presentation

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This research project explores recent evidence based research on preventing sepsis mortality in inpatient units. Sepsis mortality is an increasing problem in the state of Kentucky and demands immediate intervention. At Baptist Health Paducah, 44 deaths were related to sepsis in a 5-month period. Most deaths related to sepsis can be prevented. This research looks at how these deaths can be prevented and how nurses must change their practice to avoid further mortality from sepsis. This paper includes a literature review of recent research proving that sepsis mortality can be prevented by focusing on discharge teaching to all patients, implementing “code sepsis” in the facility, looking at trends in vital signs over time and strict compliance with sepsis protocols.

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Preventing Sepsis Mortality

This research project explores recent evidence based research on preventing sepsis mortality in inpatient units. Sepsis mortality is an increasing problem in the state of Kentucky and demands immediate intervention. At Baptist Health Paducah, 44 deaths were related to sepsis in a 5-month period. Most deaths related to sepsis can be prevented. This research looks at how these deaths can be prevented and how nurses must change their practice to avoid further mortality from sepsis. This paper includes a literature review of recent research proving that sepsis mortality can be prevented by focusing on discharge teaching to all patients, implementing “code sepsis” in the facility, looking at trends in vital signs over time and strict compliance with sepsis protocols.

 

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