COVID-19 and Sepsis
COVID-19 has drastically impacted the healthcare system across the continuum of care. In this recorded webinar, learn how an emergency department physician and an infectious diseases physician are assessing and responding to the virus and sepsis. You’ll hear about recent cases from the San Francisco Bay area, as well as how you can better identify and respond to COVID-19 cases in your organization. You’ll also hear a recent update of how a New Jersey infectious diseases physician has managed and treated COVID-19 and sepsis.
This course was originally recorded on 3/25/20. The situation surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak is changing rapidly and Sepsis Alliance does not guarantee the currency of these materials.
All healthcare professionals
At the end of the webinar, the learner should be able to:
- Describe the relationship between viral infections such as COVID-19 and sepsis.
- Summarize the typical clinical course of viral infections and sepsis.
- Identify key challenges related to viral infections in care of patients with sepsis.
- Describe recent clinical experiences of clinicians identifying and treating COVID-19 and sepsis.
Karin Molander, MD, FACEP
Emergency Medicine Physician, Mills Peninsula Emergency Medicine Associates
Karin Molander, MD, FACEP, is an emergency medicine physician who provides emergency care to patients in the community setting, analyzes quality of care, and is passionate about patient education. She received her MD from Rush Medical College in 1996 and completed her emergency medicine residency at Stanford University in 1999. She became involved with sepsis at Mills Peninsula Medical Center in 2007 training intensivists in central line placement to prepare them for Early Goal Directed Therapy (an initial Surviving Sepsis Campaign piece). She then joined the MPMC Sepsis Committee in 2009 and became chair in 2011, and participated in the LEAN process to develop a sepsis initiative for Sutter Area Hospitals. This led to electronic health record (EPIC) order sets, screening tools, and standard work for management of the septic shock and the severe sepsis patient within the Sutter RPIW team. They also created identification and treatment protocols that work throughout the Sutter System. She is also on the Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors.
Cindy Hou, DO, MA, MBA, FACOI, FACP, FIDSA
Infection Control Officer, Jefferson Health New Jersey
Cindy Hou, DO, is the Infection Control Officer and infectious diseases specialist at Jefferson Health New Jersey. Her hospital system was nationally recognized by Sepsis Alliance as a Sepsis Hero in 2016. She is the physician lead for the hospital’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, Sepsis on the Floors Task Force, Infection Control Committee, and more. Dr. Hou has been a passionate advocate for early detection, prevention, education, and management of sepsis in the community hospital setting. She has helped to champion the development of nurse-initiated policies, old school education, and the impact of multi-disciplinary teams on survival of patients with sepsis. She has also studied the impact of mandatory infectious disease consults on C. Diff infections and severe sepsis. She also serves as the physician champion for the NJHA’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Collaborative. In 2018, she was a recipient of Heroes of Infection Prevention Award in Patient Safety from APIC. She is also on the Sepsis Alliance Advisory Board of Directors.
Sepsis Alliance is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 1.8 contact hours.
Other healthcare providers will receive a certificate of attendance for 1.5 contact hours.
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- 1.50 Participation
- 1.80 RN CE Contact HoursProvider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.