Educational Contributions Of The Nurse In The Prevention Of Sepsis In The Unit Of Intensive Therapy: Integrative Review

  • Alana Morais Venancio
  • Aline Morais Venancio
  • Maria Andreia Da Costa Facundo
  • Patrícia Pereira Tavares Alcântara
  • Maria Regilânia Lopes Moreira
  • Mirna Neyara Alexandre de Sá Barreto Marinho
  • Antônio Germane Alves Pinto
  • Leilane Gonçalves de Oliveira
  • Ana Adilia Alves Bezerra
  • Kele Leandro Almeida
  • Atayane Gomes Ferreira
  • Maria Natália Leite Dantas
  • Tiago Laio Bezerra Cordeiro
  • Maria Elaine Silva de Melo
  • Evelyne Lobo Gurgel


Sepsis is defined as a syndrome of inflammatory response, motivated by an aggressive agent, associated with systemic infection, the early approach of the infectious agent, both in the direction of diagnosis and in the control of infectious focus, are fundamental for the good evolution of the patient. This pathology has been considered a global health problem, affecting a large number of people and causing high rates of morbidity and mortality.

OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to investigate how nurses contribute in an educational way in the prevention of complications caused by sepsis in an intensive care unit.

METHOD: The research was carried out through an electronic search of scientific papers published in the databases LILACS, SCIELO and PUBMED, portal of the virtual library in health. Other materials were located in scientific journals available on university websites and articles related to the subject. The initial evaluation of the material occurred through the reading of the abstracts, in order to select those that met the objectives of the study, with this, 37 articles were selected. In carrying out the research it was possible to verify that the recognition of sepsis by nursing professionals is mainly identified through the changes in the signs and symptoms that are observed through the provision of care to these critical patients.

RESULTS: It has been shown that even with all the advances in the production of knowledge about the pathophysiology and the treatment of sepsis, it is still possible to find several difficulties for the proper handling in the diagnosis and in the ideal treatment for each particular case.

CONCLUSION: The professional nurse should always be updating and seeking new knowledge for a fast, safe and effective action, in conjunction with the entire health team to promote quality and resolutive care for the patient, especially those affected by sepsis.

Feb 21, 2017
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MORAIS VENANCIO, Alana et al. Educational Contributions Of The Nurse In The Prevention Of Sepsis In The Unit Of Intensive Therapy: Integrative Review. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, feb. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 29 may 2017. doi:

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