Multi-disciplinary Healthcare Team Engagement, Education, and Empowerment: The Key Ingredients to a Sustainable Sepsis Program

Webinar Description:

This educational webinar will discuss key strategies for engaging and empowering the multi-disciplinary healthcare team in your sepsis program. Attendees will gain an understanding of tools such as nurse-driven protocol and early warning alerts to improve communication and timeliness of sepsis recognition and treatment. Additionally, the presentation will review novel strategies for educating frontline providers and encouraging multi-disciplinary teamwork.

This course was originally recorded on 07/29/2021. 

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify key components of multidisciplinary healthcare team engagement.
  • Discuss ideas for gaining physician buy-in and using nurse-driven sepsis protocols.
  • Describe benefits of sepsis early-warning alerts and other sepsis tools.
  • Review novel sepsis education strategies to encourage multi-disciplinary teamwork.

Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided for this webinar by the Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community sponsors.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 Participation
  • 1.70 RN CE Contact Hours
    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.
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Kristin Bray, RN, MAS

Clinical Quality Improvement Specialist, UC San Diego Health, Quality and Patient Safety

Kristin Bray completed her undergraduate education at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, earning a degree in Sport Sciences. She then went on to Nursing school at Grossmont College in San Diego, California and accepted a position as a nurse in the UC San Diego Health Emergency Department in Hillcrest. Kristin then continued her education at University of California at San Diego, graduating with a Master of Advanced Studies in Leadership of Healthcare Organizations. After 9 years in Emergency Medicine, Kristin took on a new role in Quality and Patient Safety as a Clinical Quality Improvement Specialist. Currently, she oversees hospital-wide Sepsis initiatives, Emergency Department Throughput and Perinatal Care. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys working on home projects, the beach and spending time with her family.

Gabriel Wardi, MD, MPH

Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California, San Diego Department of Emergency Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

Dr. Gabriel Wardi completed his undergraduate and graduate education in Atlanta. He moved to San Diego for his residency in Emergency Medicine and is the first graduate of the joint Critical Care Medicine fellowship offered by the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care and Department of Emergency Medicine. He attends in both the emergency department and the ICUs at UCSD. Dr. Wardi’s research interests include sepsis, the ED-ICU interface, resuscitation, cardiac arrest management, and development of novel educational curriculum. He is the Medical Director for Hospital Sepsis at UC San Diego and directs the Residency Transition Course for the School of Medicine. Outside the hospital he enjoys international travel, cooking, running and reading.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 1.7 contact hours.

Other healthcare providers will receive a certificate of attendance for 1.25 contact hours.

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Available Credit

  • 1.25 Participation
  • 1.70 RN CE Contact Hours
    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.
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This activity includes:

  • Pre-test
  • Pre-recorded webinar
  • Post-test
  • Evaluation

All components must be completed to earn a certificate of attendance. This course can be completed at your convenience.