Sepsis in the Time of COVID-19: Perspectives From Front-line Sepsis Coordinators
Join three sepsis coordinators from different regions of the U.S. to hear about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their sepsis initiatives, teams, and institutions. Panelists will share some of their personal experiences from the past year. Common challenges and opportunities for improvement will be discussed. Best practices of sepsis teams during the pandemic will be shared. In addition, Clinical Community members will submit questions for discussion before the webinar and questions from the attendees will be answered live during the event.
All healthcare providers
At the end of the presentation, the attendee should be able to:
- Describe the sepsis teams’ experiences of the sepsis teams across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic;
- Identify common challenges for the sepsis coordinator and their teams;
- Discuss opportunities to improve responses during the pandemic;
- Share best-practices across the continuum of sepsis care.
Jamie Roney, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, BSHCM, CCRN-K
Regional Sepsis Coordinator, Covenant Health
Dr. Jamie Roney functions as patient management resource to the ministry, providing key evidence and guidance in the care of the septic patient, providing education to clinical staff, and coaching nurses seeking clinical advancement using evidence-based methods for a one thousand and five bed hospital while participating in several clinical work groups.
Dr. Roney collaborated with regional healthcare leaders, organizations, and providers as Project Manager for $11,413,376 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 7-year regional sepsis project to improve population health in West Texas from 2012 through 2019. She is an alumna of The Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety: The Telluride Experience. Current National Quality Forum (NQF) Infectious Disease and Patient Safety Standing Committees member. Dr. Roney completed research to develop a Modified Early Warning Scoring (MEWS) tool aligned with Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) criteria. Implementation of the tool has led to a sustained 24% reduction in sepsis-related mortality over five years. Publications of development and findings in peer-reviewed literature have led to multiple national and international sepsis presentations in the United States, Czech Republic, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Dr. Roney’s sepsis-specific continuing education courses are used by all branches of the U.S. military by nurses, doctors, respiratory therapists, and emergency personnel. Current work includes a systematic review comparing effectiveness of MEWS/NEWS versus SIRS/qSOFA for identifying in-hospital mortality and transfer into an intensive care unit.
Gregory Briddick, BSN, RN
Sepsis Program Coordinator, SUNY Upstate University Hospital
Gregory Briddick is the Sepsis Program Coordinator at SUNY Upstate University Hospital. His areas of responsibility include oversight of all Sepsis initiatives within SUNY Upstate, along with participating in various committees throughout the institution. In his role as Sepsis Program Coordinator, Mr. Briddick actively advocates for the best care we can provide to patients. As Sepsis Program Coordinator at SUNY Upstate, Mr. Briddick serves as a member of the NYSDOH Sepsis Advisory Group, the NYSDOH Sepsis Data Subgroup, and the Sepsis Alliance Sepsis Coordinator Network Advisory Group.
Mr. Briddick obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Practice from Lakeview College of Nursing, was inducted as a founding member into the Lakeview College of Nursing Honor Society, and is currently licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in Illinois and New York. He has established himself as a clinical expert, as demonstrated by his Certified Critical-Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) and Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN) certifications. Mr. Briddick is currently enrolled at the University of Illinois at Chicago pursuing a Masters in Health Informatics (MSHI) degree, and is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 1.2 contact hours.
Other healthcare providers will receive a certificate of attendance for 1.0 contact hours.
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- 1.00 Participation
- 1.20 RN CE Contact HoursProvider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.