MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs 2021 Feb 8. Epub 2021 Feb 8.
Courtney Stanley Sundin is a Quality and Simulation Specialist, Labor & Delivery, Andrew's Womens Hospital, Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center, Fort Worth, TX. The author can be reached via email at Kendall Rigg is a Charge Nurse, Labor & Delivery, Andrew's Womens Hospital, Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center, Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Kathleen Kistner Ellis is an Assistant Professor, Texas Woman's University, Houston, TX.
Abstract: Purpose: The current adult definition of sepsis and septic shock, as developed in 1992, does not adequately define sepsis in the pregnant and peripartum women due to the alteration of sepsis presentation in the maternal population. The purpose of this study was to determine potential causative factors for sepsis with the aim of prevention and reducing morbidity/mortality.Study Design and Methods: A descriptive observational design via a retrospective medical record review was used with a convenience sample of 22 women who were identified after admission as having sepsis. Read More