The additional cost to the country’s medical costs from sepsis adds up to a staggering $20 billion each year.
High Springs, Fla. (PRWEB) January 17, 2013
Sepsis has been an enemy since ancient times, and new strains of bacteria are becoming difficult to treat as they have become resistant to antibiotics. This new book geared toward nurses describes symptoms and treatment for sepsis, which begins with an inflammatory reaction to bacteria or other toxins but can lead to septic shock, organ shutdown and death when left untreated. Even a simple cut or scrape can quickly progress to affect every organ in the body, and the author notes that the additional cost to the country’s medical costs from sepsis adds up to a staggering $20 billion each year.
“Winning the Fight Against Sepsis: What Every Nurse Should Know” focuses on the early identification of sepsis and on immediate actions nurses should take when patients' symptoms point to them becoming septic because nurses should be the first to notice signs of sepsis. A chapter on the history of the diseases provides detailed information about treatment in ancient times – as far back as Egypt in 1550 BCE. Other chapters cover common organisms that cause sepsis, risk factors and prevention. Suggested modern treatments – described in detail – are those urged by the global Surviving Sepsis Campaign developed by the International Sepsis Forum, European Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Author Melissa Moye has a nursing degree and has spent more than 20 years working in the ICU. She earned a CCRN certification and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Florida State University. Moye wants to write educational books for nurses as well as fiction. She also wrote “The Traveler: In the Beginning,” a novel that’s the first in a paranormal series featuring a traveling nurse. To learn more about sepsis, visit the Surviving Sepsis Campaign website: http://www.survivingsepsis.org/Pages/default.aspx
Winning the Fight Against Sepsis: What Every Nurse Should Know
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-1368-8 100 pages $10.00 US
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