First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Trevor Guerrera, Sacred Heart UniversityFollow

Participation Type

Poster

Mentor/s

Dr. Eileen Yost

Location

University Commons

Start Day/Time

4-20-2018 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-20-2018 3:00 PM

Abstract

The implemented project is a teaching tool for nurses on pediatric sepsis that will serve as a reminder of the unique characteristics of this critical condition; this tool also serves as a discharge reference for patients and parents of patients leaving the emergency department. The Stamford Hospital Emergency Department has a sepsis protocol in place for septic patients above 17 years old, but through evaluation of the unit’s resources, they lack pediatric specific sepsis information. Pediatric sepsis is life-threatening and needs to be recognized early to prevent irreversible damage or death. Children experiencing sepsis present differently than adult patients and it is imperative that nurses know the unique signs and symptoms and the general plan of care that will be following the diagnosis of sepsis. A literature review of pediatric sepsis and evidence-based nursing interventions was performed and the results were compiled in a pamphlet format. I presented the pamphlet in the emergency department at Stamford Hospital in a unit meeting. After the presentation, I evaluated the nurse’s understanding of the information presented and how to utilize the pamphlet. It is hoped that this pamphlet will be an effective resource for nurses, patients, and parents of pediatric patients to review how this patient population presents with pediatric sepsis.

College

College of Nursing

College and Major available

Nursing BSN

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A Teaching Tool for Nurses: Pediatric Sepsis

University Commons

The implemented project is a teaching tool for nurses on pediatric sepsis that will serve as a reminder of the unique characteristics of this critical condition; this tool also serves as a discharge reference for patients and parents of patients leaving the emergency department. The Stamford Hospital Emergency Department has a sepsis protocol in place for septic patients above 17 years old, but through evaluation of the unit’s resources, they lack pediatric specific sepsis information. Pediatric sepsis is life-threatening and needs to be recognized early to prevent irreversible damage or death. Children experiencing sepsis present differently than adult patients and it is imperative that nurses know the unique signs and symptoms and the general plan of care that will be following the diagnosis of sepsis. A literature review of pediatric sepsis and evidence-based nursing interventions was performed and the results were compiled in a pamphlet format. I presented the pamphlet in the emergency department at Stamford Hospital in a unit meeting. After the presentation, I evaluated the nurse’s understanding of the information presented and how to utilize the pamphlet. It is hoped that this pamphlet will be an effective resource for nurses, patients, and parents of pediatric patients to review how this patient population presents with pediatric sepsis.

 

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