What's Killing My Patient: Toxic Shock in the ICU

Author(s): Gooch Jamie K

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Dec 31, 2025

Topics: Infectious Disease

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Although often thought of as an illness of the past, toxic shock syndrome remains a rare but deadly pathology today. Timely recognition and treatment is a priority. During this intermediate level session we discuss the presentation, pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of patients presenting with toxic shock syndrome though a series of case studies meant to stimulate curiosity and engage your critical thinking in these atypical patient presentations.


  • Identify bacterial agents most commonly implicated in development of toxic shock syndrome.
  • Analyze case studies to identify the most likely etiologies of toxic shock syndrome in select patients.
  • Outline anticipated diagnostics and plans of treatment to restore health in patients suffering from toxic shock syndrome.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


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