Distributive Shock: Case Study #1 Infection - Complex Patient Presentation
This case-based activity takes an evidence-based approach to screening and diagnosing a patient suspected of distributive shock. Also available Optimizing Survival from Distributive Shock, Optimizing Patient Survival from Distributive Shock: A Guidelines-based Approach, and Shock Talk Episode 1: Sepsis Definition, Management, and Treatment

Distributive Shock: Case Study #1 Infection - Complex Patient Presentationt

Anne Dabrow Woods, DNP, MSN, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, FAAN; Megan Giovanelli Doble, RN, MSN, FNP-C, AGACNP-C

This case-based activity takes an evidence-based approach to screening and diagnosing a patient suspected of distributive shock. Plus, outlines the appropriate treatment plan for the complex patient with infection and hypotension.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Apply an evidence-based approach to screen and diagnose a patient suspected of distributive shock.
  • Identify the appropriate treatment plan for the complex patient with infection and hypotension.
  • Evaluate the patient response to treatment and the need for additional diagnostic and vasopressor support when a patient does not respond adequately to standard therapies.

Accreditation Statement


This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Approval is valid through September 30, 2019. 

Disclosure Policy Statement

It is the policy of AAPA to require the disclosure of the existence of any significant financial interest or any other relationship a faculty member has with the commercial interest of any commercial product discussed in an educational presentation.

Anne Dabrow Woods, DNP, MSN, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, FAAN
Publisher, The American Journal of Nursing and The Joanna Briggs Institute
Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA
Nurse Practitioner Critical Care Services
Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital
West Chester, PA
Adjunct Faculty, Drexel University College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Philadelphia, PA
Disclosures: No relevant relationships

Megan Giovanelli Doble, RN, MSN, FNP-C, AGACNP-C
Nurse Practitioner Critical Care Services
Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital
West Chester, PA
Disclosures: No relevant relationships

Disclaimer

The opinions and comments expressed by faculty and other experts, whose input is included in this program, are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs mentioned in this program including indications, contraindications, warnings, and adverse reactions and dosage before administering to patients.

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from La Jolla Pharmaceutical.

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