Sepsis Education Series - Part 2: Fluid Resuscitation in Sepsis/Septic Shock
This is a one-hour live course presented on Teams. The content is specifically focused on best practices in fluid resuscitation for patients who have sepsis and those who have progressed to septic shock.
Nurses, physicians and pharmacists comprise the target audience. But other members of the healthcare team are always welcome, and will be eligible for an attendance certificate.
1. Discuss clinical decision making re: characteristics of IV fluids and their use in the initial management of sepsis/septic shock.
2. Describe the guidelines for initial fluid resuscitation from the Surviving Sepsis Campaign
I. Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Guidelines for fluid resuscitation
A. Importance of IV fluids in sepsis
II. Options for fluid resuscitation
A. Differences among fluids
1. Normal Saline
2. Lactated Ringers
B. Choosing IV fluid for the septic patient
C. Specific clinical situations/questions
III. Case Study
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1 contact hours.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 1.00 Attendance