Live Webinar: "Sepsis in Older Adults: Are We Up for the Challenge?"
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 age group. This webinar will discuss the incidence of sepsis in older adults and the physiologic aging process that makes 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.
Nurses, physician assistants, physicians, emergency responders, physical therapists, patient care assistants, and other healthcare staff
At the end of the presentation, the learner should be able to:
- Outline the epidemiology of sepsis in older adults, including the economic cost burden.
- Delineate the physiologic aging changes that might predispose older adults to sepsis.
- Discuss potential barriers to diagnosing sepsis in older adults.
- Define and differentiate between SIRS and sepsis.
- Review the basic pathophysiology of sepsis.
- Discuss the etiology of sepsis, including the primary sites in the older population and their treatment goals.
- Describe the mechanism of actions of specific drug therapies and their effectiveness in the older population.
- Explore how comorbidities can challenge the provider’s ability to treat the older patient with sepsis.
Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided for this Sepsis: Across the Continuum of Care webinar series by bioMérieux, Inc.
June M. McKoy, MD, MPH, JD, MBA
Associate Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
June M. McKoy, MD, MPH, JD, MBA is a nationally known health services researcher and an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg school of Medicine. She is board certified in Geriatric Medicine, having completed a Geriatric Medicine fellowship at Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center.
Theresa A. Rowe, DO, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Theresa A. Rowe, DO, MS is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed a Geriatric Medicine fellowship at Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center and an Infectious Disease Fellowship at Yale University, and is board certified in both specialties. She has extensive clinical and research experience in health care associated infections in long-term care settings, including management of sepsis in older adults.
To Claim RN CE Contact Hours:
- Create an account on The Sepsis Institute.
- Attend the live webinar.
- During the live webinar, you will be given a password.
- Use the password to access the evaluation (a separate activity on The Sepsis Institute).
- We'll review the evaluation and notify you when you can download your statement of credit.
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 1.0 contact hours.
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- 1.20 RN CE Contact HoursProvider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.