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.

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