Enhancing Recovery from Sepsis and COVID-19

Session Description: 

This talk reviews our current understanding of long-term outcomes from sepsis; discusses what is known about recovery from COVID-19; reviews best practices for enhancing recovery from sepsis; and discusses current trials underway to enhance recovery from sepsis. The story of recovery from a sepsis survivor is shared.

This course was originally recorded in September 2020 as part of the 2020 Sepsis Alliance Summit.

Target Audience

Nurses, physicians, pharmacists, emergency responders, healthcare management teams, and other healthcare staff may benefit.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe long-term sequelae of sepsis.
  • Review the current state of knowledge regarding long-term outcome and recovery from COVID-19.
  • Discuss recommended practices for enhancing recovery from sepsis (across continuum, from hospital to outpatient management).
  • List current trials in process that are focused on enhancing recovery from sepsis.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 Participation
  • 1.60 RN CE Contact Hours
    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.
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Hallie Prescott, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor, University of Michigan; Core Investigator, VA Center for Clinical Management Research

Dr. Hallie Prescott is an Associate Professor in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at the University of Michigan and staff physician at the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Hospital. She is an expert in long-term outcomes and recovery after sepsis. Her research program has been funded by AHRQ, NIH, and Department of Veterans Affairs. She is a vice-chair of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines, council member of the International Sepsis Forum, and physician-lead for a BlueCross/BlueShield of Michigan sepsis quality improvement consortium of 50 Michigan hospitals.

Keelee Moseley

Sepsis Survivor

Keelee is a seasoned IT professional with over 15 years of experience in software development, a happy wife, a mother of three amazing humans, and a survivor of maternal sepsis and necrotizing fasciitis. On a mission to share her story about the fight against the post-partum infection that threatened her life, Keelee strives to be an advocate for women, both locally and globally. One of her main goals is to raise awareness amongst other women to help them have safe pregnancies and deliveries, by advocating for themselves during their maternal health journey. Her primary points of focus are patient advocacy, timely interventions, revised workforce policies that extend maternity leave for childbirth complications and NICU stays, developing patient guidance with educational materials and support structures, accountability for the systematic reviews of causes of maternal death with a lens on the racial disparities, and the advancement of near-miss reporting and redefining the standard level of care and best practices. Keelee has a BS degree in Information Science and Technology from Penn State University and is currently completing an MBA in Information Technology Management.

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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Available Credit

  • 1.25 Participation
  • 1.60 RN CE Contact Hours
    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.
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This activity includes:

  • Pre-test
  • Downloadable slides
  • Pre-recorded presentations
  • 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.