Sepsis Case Studies
Delve into sepsis case studies that illustrate common assessments and tools used to care for sepsis. This presentation details case studies that cover three different healthcare areas, as well as the team members involved in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with sepsis. These cases highlight the need for all members of the healthcare team to be aware of acute changes, and the need to communicate them to the appropriate provider. It is also a reminder that patients need to be assessed at every shift for early identification and early treatment.
This course was originally recorded on 3/18/20.
Nurses, physicians, emergency responders, pharmacists, and other healthcare staff may benefit.
At the end of the course, the learner should be able to:
- Identify SIRS and qSOFA criteria.
- Restate the importance of early identification and treatment of sepsis across the continuum of care.
- List clinical pearls from sepsis case studies across different healthcare settings,
Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided for the Sepsis: Across the Continuum of Care webinar series by bioMérieux, Inc.
Lori Muhr, DNP, MHSM/MHA
Sepsis Program Coordinator, JPS Health Network
Lori brings over 30 years of clinical, managerial, and educational experience to this project. She has a Doctorate Degree in Nursing Practice, a dual Master’s Degree in Management and Administration, is certified Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist, and works as an Advance Practice Nurse. She has experience in ED, Critical Care, and Community Health. Lori has experience working in rural hospitals, Level 1 Trauma centers, For-Profit and Not-for-profit organizations, all of which bring a unique perspective in her ability to reach all levels of healthcare providers. She has recently led JPS Hospital to achieve Joint Commission - Disease Specific Certification in Sepsis and has led them to be the first community safety net hospital to receive this designation. Her ability to simplify complex issues and passion for teaching comes through in her energetic and motivational style.
Sepsis Alliance is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 1.6 contact hours.
Other healthcare providers will receive a certificate of attendance for 1.25 contact hours.
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- 1.25 Participation
- 1.60 RN CE Contact HoursProvider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.