Sepsis - en vanlig och allvarlig sjukdom
: Sjuksköterskans specifika omvårdnad av patienter med sepsis

  • Lisbeth Eklund
  • Maud Feldt
  • Ann-Margret Persson

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Background:Sepsis is common within the health care and numerous patients become severely ill and die from severe sepsis or septic chock.Sepsis is acondition which is thought to occur at infection and at least two SIRS-criterions. The symptoms can be diffuse and difficult to identify. The nurse has an important role to observe deterioration in order to quickly as possible identify a probable sepsis. At an early diagnose and treatment the mortality and morbidity decreases. Purpose: To describe the nurse-specific care of patients with sepsis.Method: A literature study based on twelve scientific articles published between years 1998-2008. Result: The analysis resulted in four main categories;assessment, specific nursing,specific nursing by an emergency team and knowledge as a tool within nursing. Specific nursing can lead to a beneficial and faster treatment of patients with sepsis. Discussion and conclusion: It is necessary with an increased knowledge of nursing of sepsis. With a wide knowledge of sepsis the nurse is able to establish a more secure and safer nursing and ease the suffering for the patient and also decrease the costs for the society.

    Date of Award2009-Nov-04
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorSuzanna Hägglöv (Supervisor)

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • nursing
    • nurse
    • sepsis

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