Addressing the Challenges
(Session 4 has been rescheduled from Sept. 1 to Sept. 29.)
One person dies from sepsis every two minutes in the United States. Survivors can experience cognitive, mental, and functional deficits long after the acute illness has resolved. Many organizations have initiated programs around the septic patient, but these programs fall short of desired outcomes.
As of October 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has made sepsis a core measure. The complexity of the disease, the variability in presentation of the patient, the skill and knowledge level of the provider make this core measure distinctly different and "potentially" a greater challenge to implement. To provide the right care to the right patient at the right time across the continuum, systems and processes need to be well-defined. This series will walk the learner through a four-tiered strategy for ensuring a robust program to identify patients early in the disease and manage them based on the latest evidence. The presenter will reveal key implementation strategies for hardwiring the clinical and process behaviors. In addition, the presenter will describe barriers with reliable actions to reduce their impact, and participants will have the opportunity to create test of change action plans to help address those barriers.
• Examine the evidence and practical application for fluid challenges.
• Identify strategies to improve timeliness of antibiotic, blood cultures, and lactate.
Target Audience: CNOs, Nursing Staff, Quality Improvement Staff, Physicians, Infection Control Preventionists, and Sterile Processing Directors or Supervisors
For more information on this event and to download the brochure,
click here: Hardwiring Sepsis Processes Series