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One Hour Sepsis Bundle

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Course Overview

One Hour Sepsis Bundle
Morgan Curry

Author: Morgan Curry

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 time-frame 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. Defining Sepsis  
  4. A Word of Septic Shock 
  5. What Is a “Bundle” and Why Are They Used? 
  6. 1-Hour Bundle Components and Strategies to Expedite Care 
  7. Code Sepsis 
  8. Conclusion 

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.

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. 

Course Objectives

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 1hour 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

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

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.

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COURSE CREATED ON: April 13, 2021

Course Renewed on: March 1, 2022

Course Expires on: March 1, 2025

Course Offering: #7