SEP-1 The Nation’s First Sepsis Measure: What are the Downstream Effects?
This course was recorded in September 2020 as part of the Sepsis Alliance Summit.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented the Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Early Management Bundle (SEP-1) in 2015. Learn from one of the measure stewards about the current status of the measure and its impact on patient outcomes. The relationship between compliance with evidence-based therapies and mortality due to sepsis will be discussed. The changes spurred by national action on sepsis in clinical, research, and public health settings will be reviewed. Discussion will follow about the impetus and need for a national sepsis measure.
Nurses, physicians, pharmacists, emergency responders, healthcare management teams, and other healthcare staff may benefit.
At the end of the presentation, the learner should be able to:
- Describe the relationship between compliance with evidence-based therapies and mortality due to sepsis;
- Recognize changes spurred by national action on sepsis in clinical, research, and public health settings;
- Discuss the impetus and need for a national sepsis measure.
Sean Townsend, MD
Vice President of Quality & Safety, California Pacific Medical Center
Dr. Sean R. Townsend, M.D., is Vice President of Quality & Safety at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) in San Francisco, California. He is also Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Townsend is a practicing intensivist in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at CPMC. Dr. Townsend led IHI's work on sepsis and served on the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) steering committee for many years. Dr. Townsend serves as measure steward for CMS’s national sepsis quality measure, SEP-1.
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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- 1.25 Participation
- 1.70 RN CE Contact HoursProvider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.