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


In an effort to decrease complications and events connected to sepsis in the ED, there is room for improvement with relation to sepsis care and compliance rates. Timely sepsis management and gains in compliance/adherence rates are hindered by SEP-1 fallouts and requirements related to knowledge gaps concerning sepsis bundle procedures, nurses' attitudes about implementing the protocols, and disparities in nurse/physician order sets. It has been determined that the use of standardized protocols and order sets are not being utilized. This is a process gap and a critical area for improvement. Inadequate fluid and lactate documentation, a lack of education, and failure to implement are all thought to be obstacles that lower the hospital's rate of compliance with the SEP-1 rules and protocols.

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Nursing Commons