Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community Roundtable: Hemodynamic Management of Patients with Sepsis


Hemodynamic monitoring and resuscitation are crucial to providing high-quality care and evidence-based management for patients with both early sepsis and late septic shock. In this peer-to-peer roundtable discussion, Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community members from critical access hospitals as well as larger academic centers will discuss their organizations’ current invasive and non-invasive hemodynamic management protocols. Panelists will share what has worked at their institutions, where they still struggle, what types of continuing education have helped to ensure clinical competency, and how to garner buy-in and engagement across disciplines and departments. Panelist participation is limited to select Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community members, though all healthcare professionals are welcome to attend the discussion. 

This activity was originally recorded on 8/28/22.

Target Audience

Nurses, advanced practice providers, physicians, emergency responders, pharmacists, medical technologists, respiratory therapists, physical/occupational therapists, infection prevention specialists, data/quality specialists, and more. 

Learning Objectives

At the end of the activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Differentiate invasive from non-invasive hemodynamic sepsis management;
  • Review hemodynamic monitoring and resuscitation protocols/resources to ensure best care for patients with sepsis and septic shock;
  • Identify strategies for evaluating current hemodynamic sepsis management protocols within their own institution. 

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

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 Participation
  • 2.40 RN CE Contact Hours
    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.
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Angela Craig MS, APN, CCNS, CCRN-K

Clinical Nurse Specialist for ICU and CRMC Sepsis Coordinator, Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Angela Craig, MS, APN, CCNS, CCRN-K, has been a Clinical Nurse Specialist for 25 years. For the last 13 years, she has been the Clinical Nurse Specialist for Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) in Cookeville, TN. Angela chairs her hospital’s sepsis team and had the joy of leading the hospital to become the first in the state of Tennessee to achieve sepsis disease-specific certification through the Joint Commission. She has also implemented a nurse-driven protocol for hemodynamic monitoring at CRMC. Angela has presented at multiple hospitals and conferences on sepsis. 


Jessica Aguilar, BSN, RN, LP, LSSYB

Clinical Sepsis RN-Nursing Clinical Services, JPS Health Network




Katie Rucker, MHL, BSN, RN

Sepsis Coordinator, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission




Michelle Spainhour-Luhrsen, BSN, RN

Quality & Infection Prevention Director, Kirby Medical Center

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 2.4 contact hours.

Other healthcare providers will receive a certificate of attendance for 2.0 contact hours.

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Available Credit

  • 2.00 Participation
  • 2.40 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
  • Slides
  • 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.