power point reading..docx - Slide 1 introduction Good Evening may name is Pam Hippolyte I have been a registered nurse for 18years the last 10 has been

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Slide 1 introduction: Good Evening may name is Pam Hippolyte. I have been a registered nurse for 18years, the last 10 has been in the emergency department while also working as a clinical instructor at Fortis Institute. The idea for my gap in education came about form taking students to clinical in the emergency department. The first time my students experienced a sepsis alert they looked like they had been stuck by lightening. The deer caught in the headlight look in addition to confusion is why we are here today. As educators we are obligated to provide the necessary information to students. It’s like giving them a head start, not only so they don’t feel inadequate when they go into the clinical setting but to show that as educators we are fulfilling our obligation to the profession and the institution of education. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that increases with age and comorbidity. The lack of early education has been blamed for nurses not recognizing the sign and symptoms when patients present to the emergency department. The goal of this project is to implement a change in the nursing curriculum to include a course on sepsis as a part of the Medical Surgical Course, create a lab where nursing skills will be perfected and create a simulation course where students will identify, evaluate and implement care of a septic patient. Slide 2 explanation of the gap: Fortis Institute struggles to maintain a highly qualified nursing staff due to changes in leadership. This has resulted, in low NCLEX scores for the past two years. As a result, this has affected the institutions ability to maintain pass rate above the national average for the past two consecutive years resulting in the registered nursing program being placed on academic probation. With such academic challenges curriculum changes are not considered a priority. Students in registered nurse program are not being educated on how to identify and care for patients who present with signs and symptom of sepsis in the emergency department. As a result, students are not prepared and are unable to identify patients who present to the emergency department with signs and symptoms of sepsis. The project will introduce sepsis as part of the curriculum in the Medical Surgical Course during quarter three of the registered nurse programs. It is designed to be supported by simulation and laboratory sessions that are specific to sepsis
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The best practices according to nursing literature is early recognition and treatment. For that to happen the education of health care providers must be a priority. Infection control and reducing the risk of HAI’s must remain a priority and can be significantly reduced with early recognition, diagnosis and management. “Nurses and nursing students must learn to anticipate the development of sepsis based on risk factors, associated with invasive devices such as central lines and urinary catheters. An article by Englert & McDermott suggest Nursing students should
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