Sepsis is becoming more and more common! This inservice provides the basics about this condition, including how a simple infection can develop into sepsis, who is most at risk and why it is on the rise. Caregivers will learn the symptoms of sepsis, the most common sources of infection, and ways to help prevent sepsis from occurring. An important topic for all health care settings!
Define sepsis and discuss why it is on the rise.
List three early warning signs of sepsis and discuss the caregiver's role in recognizing and reporting these right away.
List at least three risk factors that increase a person's chance of developing sepsis.
List at least five things you can do to prevent sepsis.
Demonstrate standard infection control practices in daily work with clients.
Course Length: 1 hour(s)
Audience: Home Health Aide; Hospice Aide; Nurse Assistant - CNA; Personal Care Aide
CE Credit: 1 hour(s)
CE Approval Statement: In the Know is an approved provider of online CNA continuing education in 49 states. (Exception: The state of Delaware provides free continuing education to all Delaware CNAs.)
Disclosures: The authors, planners and reviewers of this educational activity declare no conflicts of interest with this activity. There are no commercial interests or sponsorships related to this educational activity.