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Minerva Anestesiologica 2003 April;69(4):320-3

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language: Italian

Role of nurses in the evaluation of septic patients

Moraschini F. 1, Vitali V. 1, Togni I. 1, Riboli B. 2, Marchesi G. 1, Fumagalli R. 1

1 Dipartimento di Anestesia e Rianimazione Azienda Ospedaliera, Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Bergamo, Italia 2 Dipartimento di Nefrologia e Dialisi Azienda Ospedaliera, Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italia


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ICU nurses hold an important role in the management of septic patients underlining with their ability to recognize SIRS that is the first step in the proinflammatory and procoagulant cascade following an infection. Early and timely approach to organ dysfunction can indeed modify the damages due to hypoperfusion. The ability to recognize organ dysfunction using different monitoring devices available should be part of the nursing attitudes.

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