Ch 30: Understanding Sepsis & Shock

About This Chapter

Enhance your understanding of sepsis and shock with help from our bite-sized lessons and multiple-choice quizzes. This chapter offers around-the-clock access to these study tools in a secure online environment that makes studying for an upcoming test fun and effective.

Understanding Sepsis & Shock - Chapter Summary

Explore engaging lessons to feel confident in your knowledge of serious health issues like SIRS, septic shock and anaphylaxis. This chapter provides a comprehensive overview that ensures you understand how to make clinical judgments for these life-threatening complications and conditions among adult patients. After completing the lessons, you will be able to:

  • Define and discuss causes of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS)
  • Differentiate between sepsis and SIRS
  • Compare and contrast sepsis and septic shock
  • Discuss the causes and treatment of hypovolemic and septic shock
  • Describe the symptoms and treatment of anaphylaxis

Round-the-clck online access to this chapter lets you study the basics of sepsis and shock during the timeframes and at the Internet-enabled locations of your choice. This chapter's flexibility also lets you review any of the lessons you choose and visit as many times as needed to fully comprehend their contents. If you want to quickly gauge your knowledge of the lessons, feel free to take the accompanying quizzes. Our practice exam also provides a broad review of the entire chapter.

5 Lessons in Chapter 30: Understanding Sepsis & Shock
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What is Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS)?

1. What is Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS)?

This lesson will define Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS). The clinical signs of the syndrome and possible causes will be described. The need to recognize this syndrome will also be discovered.

What is the Difference Between SIRS & Sepsis?

2. What is the Difference Between SIRS & Sepsis?

This lesson will identify the difference between systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and sepsis. Important facts surrounding the identification and treatment of SIRS and sepsis will be addressed as well as the current trends in this evolving medical issue.

What is the Difference Between Sepsis and Septic Shock?

3. What is the Difference Between Sepsis and Septic Shock?

Are you unsure as to what sepsis and septic shock really mean? Are you confused as to the difference between sepsis and septic shock? If you said yes to any question, read this lesson.

Hypovolemic & Septic Shock: Causes & Treatment

4. Hypovolemic & Septic Shock: Causes & Treatment

This lesson will go over the pathophysiology of hypovolemic and septic shock. However, we will also cover what distributive, obstructive, neurogenic, anaphylactic, and septic shock are and how they relate to one another.

What Is Anaphylaxis? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

5. What Is Anaphylaxis? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

What is anaphylaxis and why do people go into shock over it? Read this lesson to learn exactly what anaphylaxis is, what causes it to happen, what the symptoms are, and how to treat it! Knowing this could save someone's life!

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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