Live Sponsored Webinar: Unlocking the CBC: A Novel Marker for Early Recognition of Severity of Infection

January 12, 2022

Webinar Description: 

Sponsored by Beckman Coulter

Severe sepsis kills more than 700 people a day in the United States. The complexity of this condition paired with the variability in presentation of patients makes sepsis a tremendous challenge for providers working to recognize it and implement time-sensitive therapies. In order to provide the right care to the right patient at the right time, systems and processes need to be well defined. This sponsored webinar will focus on early recognition strategies, including the Monocyte Distribution Width (MDW) marker, a novel component of the complete blood count (CBC) differential, for determining the severity of infection. Case studies will be used to demonstrate how MDW can help differentiate the severity of infection from other causes of respiratory and circulatory problems. 

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize the consequences of severe infection and sepsis if gone unrecognized early, particularly in patients presenting with vague signs and symptoms;
  • Understand global evidence on MDW biomarker to detect severity of infection and risk of sepsis;
  • Understand the practical utility of MDW across patient presentations through case examples.

Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided for this webinar by Beckman Coulter.

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Event starts: 
01/12/2022 - 11:00am PST
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01/12/2022 - 12:00pm PST

Kathleen Vollman MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FCNS, FAAN

Clinical Nurse Specialist/Consultant, ADVANCING NURSING, LLC

Ms. Vollman is a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist and Consultant. She has published and lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of pulmonary, critical care, prevention of healthcare acquired injuries, work culture and professional nursing topics, and serves as a subject matter expert on these topics for the American Hospital Association. From 1989 to 2003, she served as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Medical ICUs at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. She is focused on creating empowered work environments for nurses through her company, ADVANCING NURSING, LLC. Ms. Vollman serves as adjunct faculty for the CNS program at Michigan State University. She was inducted into the College of Critical Care Medicine in 2004 and the American Academy of Nurses in 2009 and became a Fellow in the CNS Institute in 2019. Ms. Vollman was appointed to serve as an honorary ambassador to the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses in 2012 and is currently serving as financial director for that organization. 

No continuing education credits are offered for this session.

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