Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community Roundtable: Sepsis Program Performance Improvement

Roundtable Description: 

In this peer-to-peer roundtable discussion moderated by a clinical advisor, Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community members examine the key components of robust sepsis programs and share the successes and challenges they have experienced with their own programs. Discussion topics include panelists' current program structures, protocols, metrics, and education. Panelists share what has worked at their institutions, where they still struggle to show improvement, and how to garner buy-in and engagement.

This course was originally recorded on 1/18/22. 

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 this event, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key components of robust sepsis programs;
  • Summarize frequently-encountered barriers and challenges to sepsis performance improvement;
  • Restate strategies and tools to enhance their sepsis programs.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Participation
  • 1.80 RN CE Contact Hours
    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.
Course opens: 
06/15/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2025

Pat Posa RN, BSN, MSA, CCRN-K, FAAN 

Quality and Patient Safety Program Manager 

UH/CVC, Michigan Medicine 

Pat Posa is the Quality and Patient Safety Program Manager for UH/CVC at Michigan Medicine. In this role, she is responsible for development, measurement and sustainability of the UH/CVC segment quality and patient safety program. Most recently, Pat was a Quality Excellence Leader for St. Joseph Mercy Health System in Southeastern Michigan, leading initiatives to reduce hospital-acquired conditions, improve patient outcomes for critically ill patients, and reduce readmissions. She also works as the Population Health Clinical Integration Leader. In this role she has implemented a risk prediction tool and associated interventions within the hospital and post-acute settings. She also works as a Quality Excellence Leader for St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. She has held various roles in healthcare in the hospital, ambulatory setting, and health plan over her 40 years in practice, including manager of inpatient critical care units, Director of Nursing, and administrator of an outpatient multispecialty/primary care clinic. Pat has been involved in many quality and patient safety programs such as hospital- and system-wide sepsis management programs and a statewide Keystone ICU patient safety initiative. She has served on the faculty for multiple state and national clinical collaboratives including the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Phase IV Collaborative, the national project on Comprehensive Unit Safety Program (CUSP) for Mechanically Ventilated Patients, and Society of Critical Care Medicine’s ICU Liberation Collaborative. Through Pat's leadership, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital was awarded the HHS / Critical Care Societies Outstanding Leadership in Eliminating CLABSI and VAP in 2011. She was inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Nursing in 2013. Pat was also awarded the Michigan Hospital Association Quality and Patient Safety Leadership Award in 2017. Pat has published many articles in both clinical and quality journals. She lectures and consults extensively nationally on sepsis, critical care, patient safety, and quality topics. Pat received a Bachelor in Nursing from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and her Masters of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 1.8 contact hours.

Other healthcare providers will receive a certificate of attendance for 1.5 contact hours.

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Available Credit

  • 1.50 Participation
  • 1.80 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.