Do you know what reverse sepsis is?

  1. I have been working on a progressive case study. Every week the teacher adds something new. This is the last case study. The pt had a U.T.I. that progressed to pyelonephritis and then progressed to urosepsis. The pt is on the road to recovery. The teacher said he would be looking for me to address reverse sepsis. I can not find information in my book or with internet/journal searches on reverse sepsis. Does anyone know what this is or where I can find information about it? I would appreciate some guidance. Thanks
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  3. by   cardiacRN2006
    Now, we have all kinds of sepsis where I work. I love me a good septic shock! Love it!

    I've never heard of reverse sepsis...
  4. by   TheSquire
    I think she might have meant a UTI that climbed the ureters as in your patient's case, but I'm not sure. It does sound like she made the term up, though.
  5. by   morte
    Quote from TheSquire
    I think she might have meant a UTI that climbed the ureters as in your patient's case, but I'm not sure. It does sound like she made the term up, though.
    in that case, would it not be retrograde? and i checked that out and came up with nothing either......
    this was interesting, though probably not helpful to the op! lol http://www.sciencentral.com/articles...e_id=218392804
    is your instructor a native speaker?
  6. by   cardiacRN2006
    Maybe you misheard your teacher? Maybe they said, look at how they reversed the sepsis?
  7. by   CrufflerJJ
    MAYBE (just a guess, here), he means ascending UTI-induced sepsis.

    DO NOT be shy about asking your instructor to clarify stuff. Just ask him "by "reverse sepsis", do you mean blahblahblah....?"

    If he's a decent instructor, he should be willing to clarify things. This approach is always better than doing guessing games, with your grades at risk.
  8. by   khawk4
    English is not my instructors first language. I have been thinking about this and I think maybe he meant relapse of sepsis? I have sent him an e-mail and asked for clarification. I want to make sure I address what he wants and get the best possible grade.
    Last edit by khawk4 on Jun 26, '09 : Reason: wasn't finished

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