COA-LTC (HHA-CNA): Preventing, Recognizing and Treating Sepsis in Long-Term Care


Target Audience

  • Interprofessionals


This module will focus on the differences between bacteremia, sepsis and septic shock, the signs and symptoms of sepsis in the older adult, and the presentation of sepsis in older adults. Learners will discuss ways to prevent sepsis both in long-term care (LTC) and home care, define post-sepsis syndrome, and identify and report signs, symptoms and presentation of sepsis to the charge nurse in LTC and/or the home health nurse.


Audience: HHA-CNA

Care of Older Adults in the Long-Term Care Setting (COA-LTC) is a series created by the Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, in partnership with ArchCare, the Continuing Care Community of the Archdiocese of New York. The program was created to assure that all healthcare team members have the knowledge to care for older adults in long-term care settings. The program promotes team-based, coordinated, person-centered, evidence-based care for older adults.

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