The human body is a complex organism with many interdependent systems and processes for regulating homeostasis. Any insult to the body can trigger the inflammatory immune response (IIR), which controls bleeding, removes waste products, limits infection, and promotes healing.
The purpose/goal of this course is to provide an overview of the natural protective responses of the body, the pathophysiological responses of the body to an insult, and the current evidence-based standards for therapeutic interventions for the client and family members.
At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will do the following:
• Describe the inflammatory immune response, including elements of the neuroendocrine system and the renal response.
• Explain shock syndrome and describe its four stages.
• Describe hypovolemic shock, including its pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and interventions.
• Describe cardiogenic shock, including its pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and interventions.
• Describe anaphylactic shock, including its pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and interventions.
• Describe neurogenic shock, including its etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and interventions.
• Describe septic shock, including its pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and interventions.
• Identify the elements of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC).
• Describe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), including its etiology, diagnostic criteria, and interventions.
• Explain the elements of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS), primary multiple organ dysfunction, and secondary multiple organ dysfunction.
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
A maximum of 2.0 contact hours may be earned for successful completion of this activity.
Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 13664, for 2.0 contact hours.
This activity is an online enduring material. Successful completion is achieved by reading and/or viewing the material(s), reflecting on its implications in your practice, and completing the assessment component.
The ideas and opinions presented in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Annenberg Center and/or its agents. As in all educational activities, we encourage practitioners to use their own judgement in treating and addressing the needs of each individual patient, taking into account that patient’s unique clinical situation. The Annenberg Center disclaims all liability and cannot be held responsible for any problems that may arise from participating in this activity or following treatment recommendations presented.
The estimated time to complete the activity is 2.0 hour(s).
This course released on June 1, 2017 and expires on May 31, 2019.