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PfP NCD–Pacing Event: Exploring Sepsis Readmissions

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Thursday, December 7, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PT.

This national session will feature insights and strategies from a fellow HSAG HIIN hospital, St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, California.

Summary from 12/7 Pacing Event:  “Exploring Sepsis Readmissions”

As HIINs and hospitals continue to conduct deeper dives into drivers of readmission rates, this Pacing Event explored sepsis readmissions through the perspectives of subject matter experts, clinicians, and the patient experience. The session revisited the impact of sepsis on hospital readmissions, as well as discussed the short- and long-term consequences to patients. A hospital’s interventions to address sepsis readmissions through its Transitional Medical Clinic were shared, as well as a patient’s experiences and observations through surviving multiple sepsis diagnoses.

The session featured presentations from:

  • Mark Mikkelsen, MD, MSCE, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and Chair of the Internal Medicine Section of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, who discussed the impact of sepsis on patients and on hospital readmissions, including recommendations for next steps to reduce sepsis readmissions;
  • Trish Cruz, RN, BSN, PHN, Kang Hsu, MD, and Roger Chang, MD, from St. Joseph Health in Orange, CA (HSAG HIIN), who discussed their work to reduce sepsis readmissions through their Transitional Medical Clinic, including the clinic’s model for patient care, their lessons learned, and the results they have achieved; and
  • Rosie Bartel, a patient advocate, who discussed her experiences surviving sepsis multiple times and the changes she has observed in hospital processes and protocols to address sepsis and improve care for sepsis survivors.

In addition, CMS shared the link to a MedStar Health Video entitled, “What YOU Need to Know about Sepsis.” This video shares the perspectives of  Armando Nahum and Lt. Col. Steven Coffee, two fathers whose experiences with sepsis taught them the importance of knowing the signs of sepsis and that when you see something, see something. 

We encourage you to view the video on YouTube at the following link: https://youtu.be/HpTnBZnZCgg.

To view and download slides and recording from this Pacing Event, click here.

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