Date of Graduation

Fall 12-15-2017

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)


School of Nursing and Health Professions


Sepsis is a serious complication caused by an overwhelming immune response to infection that affect millions of people worldwide each year. Sepsis is a time sensitive illness that requires early identification and quick interventions to improve patient outcomes. This quality improvement project includes a team of clinical nurse leader (CNL) students and gathering information on the nursing compliance of the sepsis protocol at a large metropolitan hospital. The observations on different inpatient units and chart review conducted at the large metropolitan hospital led to increased awareness of gaps that prolong the identification of sepsis among patients; also to the creation of a sepsis protocol badge for nurses to use as a quick reference tool and the re-development of a sepsis process map that better reflects the hospital’s sepsis policy.