Sepsis Alliance offers an exciting lineup of free healthcare webinars to keep you updated on sepsis guidelines. Register for one of our live webinars for healthcare providers below. Content topics range from sepsis protocols and sepsis pathophysiology to sepsis case studies and best practice. Free CEUs for nurses are available. 

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Filling the Tank: An Update on Fluid Resuscitation in Pediatric Sepsis

December 1, 2020 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET / 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT

Webinar Description: 

This session will provide an update on pediatric sepsis fluid resuscitation based on the 2020 Pediatric Surviving Sepsis Guidelines. Case review will allow participants to identify important factors for bedside implementation of recommendations. Recent controversies in the literature and upcoming clinical trials will also be highlighted.

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Sponsored Webinar: Monocyte Distribution Width in Emergency Departments - Detect Sepsis Earlier, Act with More Confidence

December 3, 2020 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET / 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT

Webinar Description:

Sepsis is a prevalent, deadly, yet often elusive condition in the Emergency Departments world-wide. Diagnosing sepsis in patients presenting with mild and non-specific initial symptoms challenges both clinical gestalt and institutional protocols, as use of biomarkers for early sepsis detection has been controversial and their utilization varies widely across countries and institutions. In this session, Angela D. Craig, APN,  M.S., CCNS from Cookeville Regional Medical Center and Dustin Pierce, RN, BSN, CPHQ from University of Kansas Hospital will introduce and discuss a novel hematologic parameter, Monocyte Distribution Width (MDW), recently cleared in US for sepsis detection in Emergency Department. They will review current clinical evidence for MDW based on results of two large multicenter studies and will discuss the practical implications of these results to the US standards of sepsis care.        

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Sponsored Webinar: Electronic Information Exchange and the 21st Century Cures Act: Why it Matters to Frontline Clinicians

December 8, 2020 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET / 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT

Webinar Description: 

The electronic exchange of clinical information has helped doctors, nurses, pharmacists, other health care providers, and patients to access and securely share a patient’s vital medical information electronically—improving the speed, quality, safety, coordination, and cost of patient care. During this live webinar, Senior Director of Interoperability at GE Healthcare Steven Nichols will take the audience though highlights of The 21st Century Cures Act. Steven will then explore the potential to open new avenues of EHR data access for clinicians and app developers. Join the conversation in the live chat and ask your questions directly to our speaker.

Healthcare-Associated Infection Mini-Summit

December 10, 2020 | 12:00 - 3:30 pm ET / 9:00 am - 12:30 pm PT

Webinar Description:

Despite attention and improvements, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) remain a challenge to healthcare professionals. According to the CDC, one in every 31 patients has at least one HAI each day. The Healthcare-Associated Infection Mini-Summit will offer a 3.5-hour clinical program on several topics in the area of HAIs to provide current clinical knowledge and recommendations for infection prevention and treatment in order to improve clinical outcomes. Appropriate use of antimicrobials will be addressed to promote antibiotic stewardship.  

This educational activity will be comprised of lecture presentations by subject matter experts, including a question and answer session with each presenter.  Presentation topics are expected to include: 

  • Healthcare-associated pneumonia - including both ventilator-associated and non-ventilator associated pneumonia;  
  • Clostridium difficile infection and intra-abdominal infection;
  • Surgical site infections - including prosthetic joint infection and cardiac device infection. 

The Mini-Summit will be offered as a free live event with 3.6 continuing nursing education contact hours through Sepsis Alliance’s accreditation with the California Board of Registered Nursing.  

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Antimicrobial Stewardship and and Management of Sepsis: Two Sides of the Same Coin

December 17, 2020 | 12:00 - 3:30 pm ET / 9:00 am - 12:30 pm PT

Webinar Description:

Antimicrobial Stewardship (ASP) refers to the efforts aimed at enhancing judicious prescribing of unique therapeutic agents in the health care setting. Sepsis is a life threatening, complex clinical dilemma with regard to antimicrobial stewardship. Recent literature questioning the clinical impact of time to antimicrobials in sepsis highlights the relationship of sepsis and ASP. In the era of increasing antimicrobial resistance, there is a need for greater alignment between sepsis and ASP. This presentation will describe the role of antimicrobial stewardship in management of sepsis and areas of opportunity to potentiate this interdependent relationship between them. 

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Sepsis in Older Adults: Are We Up for the Challenge?

January 14, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET / 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT

Webinar Description: 

People of all ages develop sepsis, but older adults are disproportionally affected. Individuals over 65 years old, particularly those who have health issues, are more susceptible to sepsis than any other group. This webinar will discuss the incidence of sepsis in older adults and the physiologic aging process making seniors at higher risk to develop sepsis. Basic sepsis pathophysiology will be reviewed along with differentiation of sepsis and SIRS. Challenges of sepsis recognition and treatment considerations will be presented. 

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