Sepsis (1)

Contact Hours Awarded: 2

Sepsis is now the # 1 killer of hospitalized patients in America. Worldwide it is the # 1 cause of pediatric deaths, especially in developing countries. Strategies to reduce mortality have been successful in decreasing mortality and the Surviving Sepsis Campaign has been at the forefront of the war against sepsis. In 2018 the Surviving Sepsis Campaign changed the goal timeframe for initiating interventions from 3/6 hours to 1 hour. In this module we will discuss the new bundle and strategies to reduce treatment time and ensure standardization.

Course outline:

  1. Sepsis: Introduction
  2. Diagnostic Approach to Sepsis
  3. A Word on Sepsis Shock
  4. What Is a “Bundle,” and Why Are They Used?
  5. Hour-1 Bundle Components and Strategies to Expedite Care
  6. Code Sepsis?
  7. Sepsis as a Medical Emergency
  8. Summary
  9. References (Bibliography)

Accreditation statement: Nursing CE Central is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

More course information

In this course we will discuss the new one-hour sepsis bundle and strategies used to reduce treatment time and increase efficiency. It will require 100 minutes for the average learner.

After completing this course, the learner will be able to:

1.) Understand the importance and time-sensitive nature of sepsis care

2.) Identify what measures fall under the new 1 hour bundle

3.) Describe strategies to help ensure that the 1 hour is met

Target audience:

Registered Nurses (RN)

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for completion:

1.) Enrollment in the course by the learner

2.) Read and learn all course materials

3.) Complete the course evaluation

4.) Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Course offering: # 7

Accreditations and approvals:

ANCC (Provider# P0614)
California BRN (Provider# 17418)
Kentucky Board of Nursing (Provider# 7-0090)

Course expiration date: March 1, 2022

Conflict of interest statement: Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts or any contributors have a commercial interest nor were influenced by commercial interests in the creation of this course, financially or otherwise.

Course Content

Total learning: 1 lesson Time: 15 days
  • The One Hour Sepsis Bundle: How to Act in 60 Minutes  0/1


Chelsea McCracken, MSN, AGACNP-BC

Chelsea McCracken is an acute care nurse practitioner practicing with the solid organ transplant team at a Washington, DC hospital.She is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University. She has extensive experience as an intensive care unit nurse and is CCRN certified. She is also a member of the American Society of Transplantation.


Shane Slone is the owner and administrator at Nursing CE Central. He is a practicing acute care nurse practitioner and has an earned doctorate from the University of Kentucky. He has been practicing in critical care for the duration of his career as a bedside nurse and as an APRN. He has presented internationally on critical care topics. He is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and is FCCS certified.


In this course we will discuss the new one-hour sepsis bundle and strategies used to reduce treatment time and increase efficiency.