Live Webinar - Sepsis for the Advanced Practice Provider

June 25, 2020

Webinar Description:

Sepsis continues to be one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality in the adult population throughout the world. The session will review the epidemiology, pathophysiology and how advanced practice providers (APP) can impact the 3 and 6 hour bundle through the use of evidence base practices. It will also discuss how genotype affects sepsis identification, treatment and outcomes.

Target Audience

Nurses, physician assistants, physicians, emergency responders, physical therapists, patient care assistants, and other healthcare staff

Learning Objectives

At the end of the webinar, the attendee should be able to: 

  • Discuss the epidemiology of sepsis across the lifespan
  • Restate the importance of early identification of  sepsis
  • List the evidence related to the 3hr & 6hr treatment bundles
  • Evaluate the impact of the treatment bundles on quality outcomes

Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided for this Sepsis Coordinator Network webinar by the Sepsis Coordinator Network sponsors.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Participation
  • 1.20 RN CE Contact Hours
    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/25/2020 - 11:00am PDT
Event ends: 
06/25/2020 - 12:00pm PDT

Sue Sirianni, RN, DNP, ACNP-BC, ANP-BC, CCRN

Lead Nurse Practitioner, SICU, Sinai Grace Hospital

Sue Sirianni DNP ACNP-BC ANP-BC CCRN is the SICU Lead Nurse Practitioner at the Detroit Medical Center Sinai-Grace Hospital.  She practices with the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) service where she manages critically ill and injured patients along with the SICU resident team. Dr. Sirianni’s DNP research was based on improving sepsis care across the DMC adult hospitals by improving application of the Sepsis guidelines. Her research resulted in improved time to antibiotics, decreased time to obtaining blood cultures and improvement of obtaining lactic acid. She is the hospital sepsis lead and has helped the hospital achieve a sepsis mortality rate of just over 10% by ensuring application of evidence-based practice.  She has lectured extensively on the management of sepsis for a variety of different providers. She also started the first ever public awareness program with Dr. Palleschi in Michigan.

Maria Teresa Palleschi, DNP RN APRN-BC CCRN

Director, Patient Care Services, Magnet and Sepsis, Detroit Receiving and Harper / Hutzel Hospitals 

Maria Teresa Palleschi DNP RN APRN-BC CCRN is a Nurse Practitioner and Director of Patient Care Services at Harper / Hutzel Hospital and Detroit Receiving Hospital, Detroit Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. She received her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree and Masters of Science in nursing from Wayne State University and Doctor of Nursing Practice from Madonna University.  Dr. Palleschi has forty two years of experience in critical care nursing with 22 of those years as an advanced practice nurse. Currently, she is the Director of Patient Care Services, including sepsis, stroke, and Magnet programs. She has facilitated the development and implementation of many programs and protocols at the Detroit Medical Center including sepsis care, the epidural pain service, early mobility, palliative care, prevention of hospital acquired infections, ICU pain, analgesia, and delirium protocol, as well as pressure injury prevention and management strategies. Throughout her career, she has facilitated staff involvement in the exploration and implementation of evidence based practice at the bedside. She is an advisor for multiple shared decision making councils including critical and acute care professional nurse councils. She was the co-chair of the Detroit Medical Center Critical Care Committee for over 8 years and serves as an advisor for multiple shared decision making councils in acute and critical care. 

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 1.2 contact hours, and 1.0 participation credits.

Other healthcare providers will receive a certificate of attendance for 1.0 contact hours.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Participation
  • 1.20 RN CE Contact Hours
    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.
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