Yoğun Bakım Hemşirelerinin Sepsis Belirti Bulguları ile Yönetimine İlişkin Bilgi Düzeylerinin İncelenmesi
Research was conducted as a descriptive study to determine the knowledge level and management interventions of intensive care nurses about the symptoms and signs of sepsis management. The sample of the study consists of 108 nurses working in the tertiary intensive care units of three university hospitals in Ankara. Data was collected with “Sepsis Symptoms-Signs and Clinical Management Sheet” developed by the researcher through literature review and expert opinion, and “Information Sheet”. Descriptive statistics, Chi-square and t test were used in data analysis. As a result of the study, 70.4% of the nurses was able to define sepsis accurately, and 71.3% of them was able to define the criteria for septic shock correctly. Almost all (94.4%) of the nurses with a training / course on sepsis were better in definition of sepsis correctly. While 75% of the nurses stated that they did not use any care bundle / protocol for sepsis prevention, treatment or care in their institution, only 25% of the nurses stated that sepsis scoring system was used in their clinic. According to the results of the research; ICU nurses were aware of sepsis diagnosis, but lacked in clinical management and use of care standards in bedside care. It is recommended that nurses to follow current international guidelines on sepsis.