The Importance of Timely Source Control in Patients With Sepsis: Reviewing New Findings
Despite the 2021 Surviving Sepsis Campaign’s recommendation to “implement any required source control intervention as soon as medically and logistically practical” when treating patients with sepsis, there has, until recently, been little data available to suggest what impact time to source control may have on patient outcomes. However, a July 2022 study of 4,962 patients with sepsis undergoing source control interventions in a 14-hospital integrated healthcare system offers new insights about the association between the timing of source control and patient outcomes. During this webinar, learners will hear from the study's lead author about her findings and the conclusions that may be drawn from them. Learners will also have the opportunity to discuss sources with the highest association of poor outcomes and review best practice sepsis protocol recommendations for early source control.
Nurses, advanced practice providers, physicians, emergency responders, pharmacists, medical technologists, respiratory therapists, physical/occupational therapists, infection prevention specialists, data/quality specialists, and more.
At the end of the webinar, the learner will be able to:
- Restate new findings about the association between timing of source control and outcomes in the sepsis patient;
- List sources of sepsis with the highest association of poor outcomes due to delays in recognition;
- Review best practice sepsis protocol recommendations for early source control.
Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided for this webinar by the Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community sponsors.
Katherine M. Reitz, MD, MSc
Vascular Surgery Fellow, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Katherine M. Reitz, MD, MSc, has completed her general surgery residency and is a vascular surgery fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). During her surgical training, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship funded by The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), through which she worked to bridge the research interests of UPMC's critical care medicine and surgery departments. In this setting, she focused on the risk of limb threat as well as amputation and, more recently, focused on the importance of timely source control for community sepsis. The collaborative research team plans to continue this important work, as such outcomes are of vital importance to patients.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 1.2 contact hours.
Other healthcare providers will receive a certificate of attendance for 1 contact hour.
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- 1.20 RN CE Contact HoursProvider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.
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