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Sepsis: Are You Ready?

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Course Description

Sepsis is a complex, and many times fatal, disease. Many practitioners find the challenges of treating sepsis and reducing the likelihood of its complications as an impossible mission. The Surviving Sepsis Campaign developed several key strategies to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with sepsis. By creating and implementing a plan to recognize and treat sepsis early, lives can be saved. This course is designed to assist nursing staff in realizing the importance of their position in identifying sepsis and helping the healthcare team get the patient the best care.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Discuss the key assessment findings of the sepsis patient.
  • Identify significant red flags that could mean your patient has sepsis.
  • Implement a plan of care for the first 24 hours of the patient with sepsis.
  • Identify when it is time to call the provider and get help for your septic patient.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. The day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Patient Safety and Health Initiatives
    Joint Commission | Institute for Healthcare Improvement | Patient Safety Initiatives | Certification Programs  | Goal-Driven Care
  • Patient with Malperfusion
    Assessment Essentials | Microcirculation | Cellular Metabolism | Inflammation | Complications of Malperfusion
  • Sepsis: The Infection
    Incidence and Economic Impact | SIRS Criteria | Importance of Early Recognition, Lactate
  • Early Goal-Driven Therapy (EGDT)
    Sepsis Bundles | 3 Hours | 6 Hours | Evidence-Based Practice | Latest Research
  • Complications
    Why They Happen | Coagulopathy | Renal Failure | Respiratory Failure | Heart Failure | Liver Failure | Death
  • Institutional Polices and Procedures
    Current Policies | Cases Studies to Create Own Sepsis Plan