Sepsis Management: Fighting Infections, Saving Lives
More than one million Americans suffer from severe sepsis annually, leading to high mortality rates and high treatment costs for hospitals. According to one report of inpatient hospital deaths, mortality decreased for many diagnoses, such as respiratory failure, stroke, or heart disease, sepsis related deaths rose 17% during the same period.
Sepsis is difficult to identify due to symptoms that are similar to colds, flus, or general viruses. This makes diagnosis tricky; unfortunately, early intervention is the key to treating sepsis, saving lives, and cutting treatment costs. Due to all these complexities, managing sepsis in the most effective manner possible should be a top priority. This webinar focuses on:
- The need for the most up-to-date sepsis management plans
- The three phases of treating and controlling sepsis
- Key components of a comprehensive sepsis management plan
A public health crisis - people at risk, practices on alert
- Understanding new developments in sepsis and related complications
- Realizing the risks to your practice, such as increased patient mortality rates or extreme cost
- Acknowledging the current inconsistencies in the treatment and diagnosis of sepsis
A comprehensive approach to the three phases of sepsis management
- Familiarizing your team with the phases of identifying and treating sepsis
- Diagnosing sepsis earlier means a better chance at recovery for the patient
- Identifying a clear-cut process increases the odds of a positive outcome
An in-depth, actionable plan for sepsis management
- Executing a fully integrated plan for sepsis management at your healthcare practice
- Accessing the latest reliable resources to support your organization's plan
- Providing staff with an action plan creates consistency and lowers risks
Question and Answer Session - Hear expert answers to real-world questions!
About the Speaker
Pamela J. Para is President and Chief Content Developer for CE Companion, Inc., a healthcare continuing education content development and support company based in Chicago, Illinois. In this role, Pamela delivers webinars and creates online educational programs on a variety of patient safety, risk management, and regulatory topics.
- Pamela has over 30 years of healthcare experience as a Registered Professional Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree/minor in Spanish from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Illinois.
- Additionally, she has earned the designations of Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM), and Distinguished Fellow of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (DFASHRM). She is also a proud veteran of the United States Air Force.
This informative 60-minute webinar will provide tools to empower participants to be sepsis management champions who can advocate for an integrated approach to sepsis management within their organizations. Participants will gain insight into how to convert evidence-based guidelines into practice. This presentation will also highlight opportunities for monitoring and improving patient outcomes.