COA-HC-RN: Preventing, Recognizing, and Treating Sepsis in Older Adults in the Home Care Setting


Course Credits

1.0 Nursing Continuing Education Contact Hour

Course Target Audience

  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Registered Nurses

Course Description

This course focuses on bacteremia and sepsis, explaining the difference between the two, describing signs and symptoms of sepsis, and the presentation of sepsis in older adults.


The course also describes how home care clinicians and home health aides can learn to quickly identify and communicate signs of sepsis, and how home care clinicians can assess and manage sepsis in older adults as part of an interprofessional team.

This series was developed to assure that interprofessional team members have the knowledge to care for older adults in the home. These modules promote team-based, coordinated, person-centered, evidence-based, quality home care for older adults.

This series was created by The Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) at New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing, in partnership with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.

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