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



1.0 Nursing Continuing Education Contact Hour

Target Audience

  • Interprofessionals
  • Registered Nurses


This module will focus on preventing, recognizing, and treating sepsis in long-term care facilities. This includes recognizing the difference between bacteremia and sepsis, identifying the signs and symptoms of sepsis, and identifying the presentation of sepsis in older adults. After completing this module, professionals will be able to quickly identify and communicate the signs of sepsis in older adults. Additionally, professionals will be able to assess and manage sepsis in older adults as part of an interprofessional team.


Audience: RN/IP

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.