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HealthDecember 08, 2021

Improving sepsis care: What's working, what's not?

A focus on sepsis and standardizing care has improved in recent decades, but progress has slowed. While it is evident that early diagnosis and timely execution of standard sepsis protocols improve patient outcomes, overstretched clinical staff struggle to meet those challenges. Increasingly complex patients, cognitive overload, alert fatigue, outdated workflows, and inadequate training in the treatment of sepsis all contribute.

In this on-demand webinar, Dr. Itay Klaz, MD, MHCI and Karyn Wentz, MSN, RN, CPN review key lessons learned this year working with hospitals across the nation on improving sepsis performance. In this webinar they will discuss key learnings, common challenges facing care teams, and best practices for solving them. Common challenges they will review include:

  1. Rapid response teams and sepsis response teams coordination and support by a facility sepsis coordinator.
  2. Variation of sepsis care and lack of standardized protocols across departments.
  3. Discrepancies within a hospital in sepsis identification.
  4. Treating sepsis patients with COVID-19.
  5. Leveraging a centralized, focused clinical sepsis-specific view for patients.
  6. Balancing sepsis care and antimicrobial stewardship guidelines as antimicrobial resistance increases.

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