Disaster Medicine: Sepsis

Training Module Description:

This activity is designed to equip healthcare providers with the knowledge to identify, monitor, and stabilize sepsis patients in the aftermath of a potential disaster scenario.   

Target Audience

Nurses, physicians, pharmacists, emergency responders, advanced practice providers, other healthcare providers across the continuum of care  

Learning Objectives

As a result of this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of sepsis, including its definition and basic pathophysiology;
  • Promote, during a disaster event, the immediate intervention and stabilization of sepsis patients and those at highest risk of developing sepsis;
  • Recognize sepsis in the field;
  • Identify, assess, and prioritize at-risk patients as they arrive in the triage tent;
  • Rapidly stabilize and evacuate the highest priority patients under austere conditions. 


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Runa Gokhale, MD 

Medical Officer, CDC Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion 


Rich Catherina, MD 

Medical Officer, Office of Emergency Management and Medical Operations at US Department of Health and Human Services 


Tim Buchman, MD, PhD 

Professor of Surgery and Anesthesiology, Emory University School of Medicine; Senior Medical Advisor, BARDA IPA


Maj. Robert McLeroy, MD 

Major, US Army, Defense Health Agency, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center 

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for  contact hours.

Other healthcare providers will receive a certificate of attendance for  contact hours.

Medical Disclaimer

The information on or available through this site is intended for educational purposes only. Sepsis Alliance does not represent or guarantee that information on or available through this site is applicable to any specific patient’s care or treatment. The educational content on or available through this site does not constitute medical advice from a physician and is not to be used as a substitute for treatment or advice from a practicing physician or other healthcare provider. Sepsis Alliance recommends users consult their physician or healthcare provider regarding any questions about whether the information on or available through this site might apply to their individual treatment or care.

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This activity includes:

  • Pre-test
  • Downloadable slides
  • Pre-recorded webinar
  • Post-test (80% passing rate)
  • Evaluation

All components must be completed to earn a certificate of attendance. This course can be completed at your convenience.