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An Overview of Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
4 minutes
Provider
Ausmed

Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) carries a serious risk of mortality.

In order to prevent it from progressing to an irreversible stage, immediate detection and treatment are crucial (Procter 2019).

What is Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome?

Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) is defined as the progressive physiological dysfunction of two or more organ systems where homeostasis cannot be maintained without intervention (Osterbur et al. 2014; Nickson 2019).

MODS is generally initiated by illness, injury or infection, causing a state of immunodepression and hypometabolism (Nickson 2019).

Rather than a single event, MODS is considered a continuum where the extent of dysfunction can vary greatly from mild impairment to irreversible failure (Al-Khafaji 2020).

Organs most commonly affected by MODS include the heart, lungs, liver and kidneys (Gu et al. 2018).

It is associated with significant mortality and morbidity, estimated to affect around 15% of ICU patients and contributing to about 50% of deaths in ICU (Nickson 2019; Osterbur et al. 2014).

Delivery
Title
An Overview of Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Burn, Critical care ( ICU Cardiothoracic | High Dependency | Surgery ), Trauma
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
4 minutes
Start Date
25-May-2020
End Date
25-May-2023
CPD Points
4 minutes of CPD
Price
Free
Location
Online
Price:
Free
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