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“Knowledge and Recognition of SIRS and Sepsis Among Pediatric Nurses”

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) presents…

“Knowledge and Recognition of SIRS and Sepsis Among Pediatric Nurses”

Please note CE credit for this event has expired. 

A large amount of research demonstrates the importance of key interventions in reducing mortality rates of pediatric patients with sepsis (Dellinger et al., 2008). Assessment and recognition of declining status must occur for interventions to be initiated. Of health care practitioners, nurses typically spend the most time with patients, and they must be knowledgeable in recognizing
the systemic inflammatory response syndrome and sepsis while also being aware of the importance of prompt intervention. The literature does not discuss pediatric nurses’ knowledge of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS)/sepsis recognition.

The purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge of acute and critical care pediatric nurses of SIRS diagnostic criteria, sepsis guidelines, and the importance of SIRS recognition.


Alvin D. Jeffery, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN, FNP-BC, Karen Steffen Mutsch, DNP, RN, CDE and Lisa Knapp, MSN, MEd, RN, CCRN

There is no cost for this program.

Target audience: Nursing, Pharmacy, Physicians

Continuing Education Credit: No longer available for credit.