Sepsis & COVID-19: Guideline Updates
Drs. Evans and Simpson two of the authors of the upcoming Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) Guidelines update for 2021, due out very soon, who also participate on a weekly basis as members of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) COVID-19 Therapeutic committee, will discuss topics related to the guideline updates.
This session was originally presented in September 2021 as part of the 2021 Sepsis Alliance Summit.
Nurses, Advanced Practice Providers, Physicians, Emergency Responders, Pharmacists, Medical Technologists, Respiratory Therapists, Physical/ Occupational Therapist, Social Workers, Mental Health Professionals, Students, IT Professionals, Sepsis Survivors, Advocates, and more!
At the end of the presentation, the attendee should be able to:
- Review the recommendation rating related to strength and quality of evidence supporting recommendations.
- Discuss the guidelines for management and treatment of COVID-19 and sepsis patients to optimize patient care.
Laura Evans, MD, MSc
Professor Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine; Medical Director, Critical Care, University of Washington Medical Center
Dr. Evans is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington and the Medical Director of Critical Care at the University of Washington Medical Center. Her interests focus on patient safety and quality improvement, particularly sepsis, as well as preparedness for high consequence infectious diseases. Dr. Evans earned her MD at the University of Michigan and did her residency in internal medicine at Columbia University. She completed pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship training and earned an MS in epidemiology at the U. of Washington. She joined the faculty of NYU and Bellevue Hospital in 2006. She led the evacuation of the Bellevue Hospital ICUs in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and was the clinical lead for New York City’s Ebola treatment center. After 14 years in NYC, she returned to Seattle in 2019. She joined the steering committee of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign in 2012 and is the current Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines co-chair. She serves on the Council of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. She is Associate Editor of Critical Care Explorations and a member of the editorial board of Critical Care Medicine.
Steven Q. Simpson, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, University of Kansas
President, CHEST - The American College of Chest Physicians
Dr. Simpson is Professor of Medicine at the University of Kansas in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, where he previously served as Division Director, Director of three ICUs, Chair of the Sepsis Team, and Chair of Multidisciplinary Critical Care. He has done research in all areas of severe sepsis from molecular and cellular mechanisms to translational and quality improvement studies. He initiated the Kansas Sepsis Project, a statewide program to improve severe sepsis care and outcomes throughout the state. He is an author of the 2016 and 2020 Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines and of the NIH’s COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines. He is a regular reviewer for numerous journals, including CHEST, Shock, Intensive Care Medicine, and the Journal of Critical Care, and is a member of the editorial board of Critical Care Medicine. He is an IPA and Senior Medical Advisor to the Solving Sepsis program of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority of the US Department of Health and Human Services. He is the author of over 200 peer-reviewed and invited manuscripts, book chapters, and web-based articles and presentations.
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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- 1.50 Participation
- 1.80 RN CE Contact HoursProvider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.