Sepsis- Old Wine in a New Bottle

April 4, 2019

Sepsis remains a big problem within US hospitals. The mortality rate is 25-50% and is the third leading cause of death. It is also the most expensive condition treated among all payers and very challenging to diagnose as it is not considered a disease, but rather a syndrome. The diagnosis relies on clinical criteria and clinical judgement; therefore adding additional complexities for an already challenging healthcare environment makes for a perfect storm. There are many controversial discussions around how to make the diagnosis as there is no gold standard test for sepsis. This presentation will highlight the “surviving sepsis campaign” guidelines that were developed for the management of severe sepsis and septic shock.

Target Audience

MD, nurses, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians

Learning Objectives

1. Understand the differences between Sepsis-1 and Sepsis-3 definitions for sepsis

2. Know the key treatments for patients with sepsis

3. Understand which patients are included in the SEP-1 CMS bundle and the care required to pass the bundle

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
Registration Opens: 
04/05/2019
Registration Expires: 
04/04/2020
Activity Starts: 
04/04/2019 - 1:00pm
Activity Ends: 
04/04/2019 - 2:00pm
Rating: 
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Haywood Hospital
Clyde, NC
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Registration Opens: 
04/05/2019
Registration Expires: 
04/04/2020
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