Sepsis Data Abstraction
Sepsis is a complex condition that has very specific core measure data abstraction rules, which makes it challenging for abstractors. This webinar is presented by two teams, each including a sepsis coordinator and an abstractor. The presenters discuss obstacles to abstracting sepsis data along with clinical and abstraction tips.
This course was originally recorded on 4/25/19.
Physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers, pharmacists, chiropractors, sepsis coordinators, and sepsis data abstractors.
At the end of the course, the learner should be able to:
- Identify obstacles that abstractors face when abstracting sepsis data
- Review best practices and techniques for accurate and early detection of sepsis
- Restate key strategies to comply with documentation requirements
Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided by the Sepsis Coordinator Network sponsors.
Angela Craig, APN, MS, CCNS
ICU Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cookeville Regional Medical Center
Angela has been a Clinical Nurse Specialist for over 20 years. The past 10 years, she has worked with Cookeville Regional Medical Center as the Clinical Nurse Specialist for ICU and works with their sepsis initiative. She chairs the Sepsis Team at the hospital and CRMC was the first hospital in the state of TN to get sepsis certification through the Joint Commission. She has presented at the national, state and local level on sepsis.
Betty Ealey, ADN, RN
Clinical Data Abstractor, Cookville Regional Medical Center
Michael Seelman, BSN, MS
Regional Quality Officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health
Michael received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh and Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management from LaRoche College. Michael joined Mercy Health in 2013 after spending 10 years in various leadership roles at Forum Health/ValleyCare hospital system including 6 years as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of hospital operations. Early in his career, Michael was published for his work in developing a home health nursing program for behavioral health patients. He expanded this effort across 30 states as part of his work with a national home health care agency in the early late 1980s. Michael remains a member of many professional organizations in the region and is very active on several community boards in the Mahoning Valley.
Marla Jones, BSN, RN
Quality Improvement Coordinator, Bon Secours Mercy Health
Marla received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Penn State University in Pennsylvania. She has been in the Mercy Health System for 36 years in various positions, such as Assistant Manager of ICCU/CCU, Coordinator of Critical Care Education, Manager of Case Management, and QI Coordinator for the last 9 years. Marla also held certification as a CCRN and ACM along with ACLS instructor. Marla devotes her community service to Relay for Life in Trumbull County and was August 2018 Relay calendar girl.
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.