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Sepsis in an Older Adult (Body Interact Case 794)

Contributed on July 4, 2022, last updated July 21, 2022.



Paula Mastrilli, George Brown College

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You are a member of an interprofessional team working in an Emergency Department. You have been assigned to meet,a 70-year-old adult with dementia, who has been transferred from a Long-Term Care Residence in response to changes in their physical and mental status.

Learning Objectives:

Identifies signs and symptoms of early stage sepsis.

Demonstrates appropriate focused assessments.

Demonstrates knowledge of test findings.

Identifies interventions and priorities of care with changes in patient’s condition and the test results.

Simulation Modality:

Virtual gaming simulation / virtual patient


This simulation’s scenario and script were formally peer-reviewed by two external institutions, then the final simulation was pilot tested by several students on a student testing committee then as part of the Virtu-WIL Student Program’s rollout.


130e, Body Interact


Mastrilli P. Sepsis in an Older Adult (Body Interact Case 794). Simulation resource published by Simulation Canada; 2022. Available from

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Target Learners






Undergraduate / post-secondary

Fields / Disciplines:

Emergency / trauma

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