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Severe Sepsis Practice Alert and Tools


This Practice Alert from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) provides brief, vital instructions to improve management and prevent mortality in patients with severe sepsis. AACN Practice AlertsTM are short directives designed for easy reference. The first part of the Practice Alert is the clinical information followed by references to support the clinical statements.

This Practice Alert also includes the following tools:
  • Severe sepsis presentation
  • Severe sepsis audit tool


American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

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  • Release Date: 04/2010
  • Original Summary: 07/2012
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Last updated: August 01, 2012.