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Staying on Top of Sepsis




Faculty: Dawn Carpenter, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN
Contact Hours: 1.5 contact hours of Continuing Education (which includes .5 hours of pharmacology)

1.5 Contact Hours

90 days of access (renewable)

Printable handouts

5-item quiz

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The mortality rate for severe sepsis is higher than that for stroke and acute myocardial infarction combined. By completing this session, you can augment your skills in the management of patients with sepsis. This CE offering helps you to quickly and accurately recognize risk factors and assessment findings that can help you adeptly confront sepsis in the early stages and more efficiently document the cause.

This presentation addresses the epidemiology and rising costs of sepsis in the U.S., focusing on mortality rates and addressing ways to improve patient outcomes. A full-scale review of screening tools and lab tests are combined with the most effective pharmacologic management for patients with sepsis.

The following topics are included in this session:

  • Clusters or subtypes of sepsis
  • SIRS criteria
  • Antibiotic management and source control
  • Emerging therapies (e.g., probiotics, fecal microbiota transplant)

How It Works

  1. Log in at www.NPcourses.com
  2. Go to My Account in the upper right corner and click on Courses.
  3. Locate your Course in the list and click on it.
  4. Click on Access Course to proceed.
  5. PowerPoint handouts are available for every lecture under “Materials.” We strongly recommend that you download and print each lecture’s handout so that you may highlight and take notes as you view each video. 
  6. Please note that there is information covered in the video lectures that will not be on the handouts, so you must watch the video in its entirety. It is very important to spend time studying all PowerPoint handouts and to watch all course lecture(s) before attempting to take the required quiz.
  7. Each quiz includes 5 items to complete in 10 minutes. Participants have a maximum of 3 attempts to pass each exam with a score of 70% or higher.
  8. After successful completion of the quiz, participants must complete a Course Evaluation.
  9. Upon submission of the Course Evaluation, your Continuing Education Certificate will appear for you to print and/or save in PDF format. We strongly recommend that you print or save the certificate immediately, as your certificate will not be stored in your account indefinitely.

Refunds are not allowed on any of Barkley & Associates’ products.

What Makes
Our CE
"Simply the Best!"

Features concise up-to-date lectures with full slideshows

Lecture handouts (available to download and print)

One month to complete from time of purchase.

Fast forward/rewind capability so you can be sure to master the material

Full screen capability; perfect for tablet users

Access on your computer immediately!

Portable: Carry with you on your smartphone or laptop

Obtain needed CE and pharmacology contact hours

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