What is the Difference Between Sepsis and Septic Shock?


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Sepsis is commonly cause by _____.

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1. Sepsis is _____.


Which of the following is a possible sign or symptom of sepsis?

I. High body temperature

II. Low body temperature

III. Rapid and shallow breathing

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This multiple-choice quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of sepsis and septic shock, including what sepsis is and what happens when a person goes into septic shock. You can take the quiz even if you have not yet studied the related lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following:

  • Common cause of sepsis
  • What sepsis is
  • Sign or symptom of sepsis
  • Result of septic shock
  • What septic shock is

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about sepsis and septic shock
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about what sepsis is and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the consequence of septic shock

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic with the lesson titled What is the Difference Between Sepsis and Septic Shock? Here's what's included in the lesson:

  • Differentiating between sepsis and septic shock
  • What hypotension is
  • Example of a patient with sepsis
  • Use of vasopressors