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NCD Pacing Event: Sepsis

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Thursday, September 5, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PT.

The perspectives and involvement of many are necessary to mitigate the impact of sepsis. Awareness is key. Keys to success include the consideration of the perspectives and experiences of patients and family members, national- and state-level experts, and hospitals. Presenters will highlight themes around ongoing efforts to address gaps around sepsis education and awareness, including for the community, patients, and across the care continuum. Various perspectives around work to address sepsis and impact outcomes will be shared, as well as resources and strategies for improving education. In addition, presenters will highlight the need for continued work on the early identification and treatment of sepsis, and hospital-level strategies to drive improvements.

Summary from 9/5 Pacing Event: “Addressing Gaps in Sepsis Care around Education, Identification, and Treatment”

The perspectives and involvement of many are necessary to mitigate the impact of sepsis. Awareness is key. Keys to success include the consideration of the perspectives and experiences of patients and family members, national- and state-level experts, and hospitals. During this session, the presenters highlighted themes around ongoing efforts to address gaps in sepsis education and awareness, including for the community, patients, and across the care continuum. Various perspectives around work to address sepsis and impact outcomes were shared, as well as resources and strategies for improving education. In addition, presenters highlighted the need for continued work on the early identification and treatment of sepsis, and hospital-level strategies to drive improvements.

The guest presenters for this event were:

Paul and Cheryl Douglass, who shared Cheryl’s powerful story and journey as a sepsis survivor, and their observations around opportunities for improved education and treatment.

Kelly Barnes, MS, Sepsis Project Lead at the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare, and Thomas Russell, MD, Sepsis Clinical Lead Northern California and NVLY Department of Emergency Medicine at Kaiser Permanente, who briefly discussed the Center’s project to develop the Targeted Solutions Tool® for Sepsis, with a focused look at the work, results, and lessons learned at Kaiser Permanente, one of the participating hospitals, which has targeted sepsis efforts since 2008.

Toni Foos, RN, BSN, CIC, Infection Prevention Manager at the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA), who discussed CHA’s work to develop and make available a wide variety of educational resources to meet hospital and individual learning needs. 
The session was moderated by Bruce Spurlock, MD (NCD).

New Materials Available from the September 5th Pacing Event, “Addressing Gaps in Sepsis Care around Education, Identification, and Treatment”

If you missed this month’s September 5th Pacing Event on sepsis, please visit the CoP to access the slides and recording and learn from our excellent guest presenters, who discussed observed gaps in sepsis care and education, strategies and resources available to address them, and an impressive hospital-level journey to drive improvement at Kaiser Permanente:

Patient advocates, Paul and Cheryl Douglass.

Kelly Barnes, MS, Sepsis Project Lead at the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare, and Thomas Russell, MD, Sepsis Clinical Lead Northern California and NVLY Department of Emergency Medicine at Kaiser Permanente.

Toni Foos, RN, BSN, CIC, Infection Prevention Manager at the Colorado Hospital Association. 

For those of you who joined the session, please note that two new resources are available on the CoP with the slides and recording: The Kaiser Permanente Sepsis Process Map (courtesy of Dr. Russell) and the Questions and Answers document, which provides responses to audience questions that were not answered during the live webinar.

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