Developing Systems for Rural Sepsis Care
Nearly 20% of Americans live in rural areas, and delivering high-quality sepsis care despite access barriers can be challenging. Learn about some of the barriers to sepsis care and the ways that systems of care can be developed to support rural patients in low-volume hospitals. This presentation will also discuss the use of telemedicine in sepsis and how regional networks can be used to leverage quality improvement activities across wide geographic areas.
This course was originally recorded on 11/19/20.
Nurses, physicians, pharmacists, emergency responders, healthcare management teams, and other healthcare staff may benefit.
At the end of the webinar, the attendee should be able to:
- Describe current systems of care for rural sepsis patients, with a focus on clinical outcomes;
- Review a framework for thinking about sepsis systems of care and how systems relate to local quality improvement initiatives;
- Define strategies for developing regional sepsis networks and provide examples of novel care delivery.
Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided for this webinar by BioMérieux, Inc. and Genmark Diagnostics.
Nicholas Mohr, MD, MS
Professor of Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia Critical Care, and Epidemiology at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Dr. Nick Mohr is a Professor of Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia Critical Care, and Epidemiology and the Vice Chair for Emergency Care Research at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Mohr is interested in rural health, sepsis systems of care, and emergency telemedicine, and his research has been funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, the Veterans Administration Office of Rural Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 1.6 contact hours.
Other healthcare providers will receive a certificate of attendance for 1.25 contact hours.
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- 1.25 Participation
- 1.60 RN CE Contact HoursProvider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.