The exact mechanisms responsible for the development and perpetuation of MOF are just beginning to be unraveled. Nurses must have an understanding of the progression of MOF and the physiologic and psychologic responses of the patient. Although caring for patients with MOF is not an easy task, the critical care nurse is in a pivotal role to make a difference in the outcome of these patients.
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K McMahon; Multiple organ failure: the final complication of critical illness. Crit Care Nurse 30 December 1995; 15 (6): 20–28. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn1922.214.171.124
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