Prevention of Sepsis in the Clinical Setting

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PREVENTION OF SEPSIS IN THE CLINICAL SETTING Name: Date Introduction Sepsis and septicemia are medical conditions that involve widespread infection and inflammation in a patient. Sepsis involves an inflammatory response of the whole body due to an infection in a part of the body that needs treatment so as to resolve the sepsis.


Similar treatments are used for the cure of both sepsis and septicemia since both of them are normally associated with the presence of aggressive bacteria in the body system of a patient. This requires treatment using strong antibiotics to fight the infection. Patients may also be admitted in ICU for a while so as to monitor the treatment of the infection. Patients suffering from sepsis may experience multi-organ failure since the inflammation spreads and generates a cascading sequence of medical problems as the body tries to fight off the infection (Brozanski, 2003). Prevention of Sepsis There is a common term people in the medical field love to use and it goes, “Prevention is better than cure.” This is quite true since curing an infection is expensive both on the hospital and the patient. It requires a use of resources that would otherwise be used for other reasons. This therefore calls for infection control a discipline that targets the prevention of healthcare-related infections. There are a number of factors that may lead to the spread of infections in a clinical setting. The infections maybe from patient to patient, from staff to patient, from patient to staff, and from staff to staff (Dyson & Singer, January 2009). ...
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