Date of Graduation

Spring 5-18-2023

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)


School of Nursing and Health Professions


MSN project

First Advisor

Scout Hebinck


There exists opportunities for improvement in regards to sepsis management and compliance rates in efforts to reduce sepsis-related complications and incidents in the ED. SEP-1 fallouts and requirements linked to education gaps about sepsis bundle protocols, nurses’ attitudes about implementation of the protocols, and differences in nurse/physician order sets present as deterrents for timely sepsis management and improvements in the rates of compliance/adherence. Denouncing the usage of standardized protocols/use of order sets have been identified as a process gap and a much needed opportunity for improvement. It is presumed that the failure to implement, in addition to improper documentation of fluids and lactates and a lack of education foundation, serve as barriers in decreasing the hospital’s compliance rate with the SEP-1 guidelines and protocols.