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Sepsis and the Hour-1 Bundle

Sepsis is a medical emergency and a leading cause of death worldwide. 

In the United States, over 1.7 million adult cases of sepsis occur annually, contributing to 270,000 deaths.  

Of patients who die in the hospital, one in three has sepsis. Eighty percent of sepsis cases begin outside the hospital. 

Patients who survive sepsis often have long-term physical, psychological, and cognitive disabilities. Treating sepsis costs twice as much as treating most hospital conditions.  

The CDC has identified the early recognition and treatment of sepsis as a national priority, relying on healthcare providers to prevent, recognize, and treat sepsis immediately. 

Courseware Learning Objectives

This course will help you to identify sepsis and follow best practices for follow-through to ensure better outcomes for all patients.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define sepsis and septic shock 
  • Present current terminology related to sepsis screening and diagnosis
  • Recognize the impact of early screening and prompt follow-through when sepsis signs and symptoms are present
  • Describe the elements of and utility for qSOFA and SOFA
  • State evidence-based guidelines for sepsis prevention and management, including the Hour-1 bundle