Nursing’s Role in Identifying and Escalating the Rescue of the Sepsis Patient
Sepsis kills a person every two minutes in the United States. Early identification of sepsis and the timely implementation of evidence-based bundles significantly decrease sepsis mortality. Survivors can experience cognitive, mental and functional deficits long after the critical illness has resolved. Providing the right care to the right patient at the right time requires well-defined systems and processes. Nurses play a significant role in the early identification and management of the patient with sepsis.
This course is intended for Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Hospitalist, Pulmonology, Intensivist, Emergency Medicine, PA, APN, RN, Pharmacy, Laboratory, Risk Mgmt, QI & Other Interested Professionals
Upon completion of the activity the participant should be able to:
- Identify locations and processes for screening by the frontline nurses
- Evaluate secondary recognition strategies and the role of rapid response team in early recognition and treatment
- Understand current sepsis treatment and challenges
Debra O'Connor, DO, VP Clinical Effectiveness, Advocate Aurora Health
Beth Halperin, Mgr, Clinical Effectiveness, Advocate Aurora Health
Pat Posa, RN, BSN, MSA, CCRN-K, FAA, University of Michigan
Faculty disclosures are being reviewed and will be presented to the audience in advance of the program.
Advocate Aurora Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
Advocate Aurora Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 credit.™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™Aurora Health Care is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Aurora Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 AttendanceAttendance Credit