NEW SEPSIS MEASURES and Applications for Improving Outcome
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued new benchmarks for the care of severe sepsis and septic shock for all U.S. hospitals. This webinar focuses on these new measures and achieving compliance with the goal of improving patient outcome.

This activity is accredited for physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and laboratorians (see CME Assessment for post-test). The webinar will be available on-demand after the live portion with downloads of the transcript and educational slides posted (see Downloads). There is no charge for this activity.

AGENDA (All times are ET)
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET
1:00 to 1:05Welcome and Webinar Instructions
Rick Import, Whitehat Communications
1:05 to 1:20Progress in Reducing Morbidity and Mortality in Sepsis
Mitchell M. Levy, MD, MCCM, FCCP
1:20 to 1:30The Role of the Laboratory in Improving Sepsis Care
Shu-Ling Fan, PhD, DABCC, FACB
1:30 to 1:40Improving Sepsis Care at the Point-of-Care
Patti DeJuilio, MS, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS and
Alexander Johnson, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, CCNS, CCRN
1:40 to 1:45Panel Discussion
1:45 to 2:00Q & A
1.Identify the new CMS measures for sepsis and additional applications for one’s own institution
2.Assess new findings with the implementation of sepsis bundles and new standards of care
3.Discuss best practices for sepsis care including point-of-care lactate testing

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through ScientiaCME. ScientiaCME is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ScientiaCME designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program is approved for 1 hour of continuing nursing education. Educational Review Systems is an approved accreditor of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nursing Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider # 5-115.

Educational Review Systems is also approved for nursing continuing education by the state of California, the state of Florida and the District of Columbia.

Educational Review Systems is an approved provider by P.A.C.E. This program is approved for 1 hour of CE credit.

This program has been approved for one (1.0) contact hour Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. Course # 147782000.

Florida practitioners will need to self-report credits for this program to their CE Broker profile.

Release Date: March 1, 2019
Expiration Date: February 28, 2021
Maximum Credit Hours: 1.0

Please register for this webinar to view.
There is increasing evidence that adoption of sepsis bundles result in lower morbidity and mortality. Educational Review Systems (ERS) and Medavera have developed this educational content to assist healthcare professionals with current and relevant information regarding recognition and management of sepsis. Both live and enduring materials will be available.
Planned and developed by Medavera, Inc. and supported by an educational donation from Siemens Healthineers.
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