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Assessment and care of the septic patient 

Assessment and care of the septic patient
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Assessment and care of the septic patient
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Kevin Barrett

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10.1093/med/9780199564385.003.008
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date: 01 April 2020

Chapter 8 discusses the assessment and care of the septic patient, how to understand and manage the patient with sepsis, the pathophysiology of a global inflammatory response in the patient, and explores physiological changes following widespread inflammation with focus on the cardiovascular system in particular, definitions of sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock, and nursing care of the patient with sepsis, including care bundles and their rationale, and infection control.

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