Addressing gaps in nurses’ knowledge of sepsis: A literature review

Academic Article


  • Sepsis is a dangerous and costly health care condition requiring prompt identification and emergency treat-ment. Bedside nurses have a crucial role in these early steps. Nurses should receive effective and timely education on identifying and treating sepsis in their patient populations. The purpose of this article is to review the literature and to identify how current sepsis education methods are addressing the gaps in nursing knowledge of sepsis. PubMed and CINAHL databases were used to search the literature. After inclusion and exclusion criteria were applied, nine articles were chosen for synthesis. Synthesis revealed three major themes: (a) assessing nurse sepsis knowledge, (b) using electronic learning methods for education, and (c) incorporating simulation into sepsis training. Gaps in the literature were also identified. [J Contin Educ Nurs. 2021;52(1):43-46.].
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    Author List

  • Coiner SE; Wingo NP
  • Start Page

  • 43
  • End Page

  • 46
  • Volume

  • 52
  • Issue

  • 1