Sponsor Innovation Webinar - "A Novel Program to Protect the Public from Coronavirus and Sepsis"

April 22, 2020

Webinar Description:

Join us to learn about some of Viven Health's recent innovations. Viven Health (VH) has gathered national experts in medicine and nursing to help reduce the fear of the coronavirus problem, while also providing a positive action to help mitigate the spread of the virus. Learn about the interactive web-based program created by VH and designed to change the behavior of visitors to hospitals so they have improved hand and respiratory hygiene. Discover how the program can educate and protect patients, staff, and visitors from infections like the coronavirus, as well as more common infections like the common cold and flu. Also hear how the program can help prevent sequalae of infections, most obviously pneumonia and sepsis. By working with key hospital leaders like sepsis coordinators, as well as with Sepsis Alliance, we can protect tens of millions of visitors to healthcare facilities. 

Target Audience

All healthcare providers

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, the learner should be able to:

  • Restate how the coronavirus, as well as other viruses, can be prevented.
  • Describe how interactive learning better accomplishes behavior change in comparison to traditional education.
  • Identify how educating the public about coronavirus can help better educate about sepsis.

Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided for this sponsor innovation webinar by Viven Health.

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Event starts: 
04/22/2020 - 11:00am PDT
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04/22/2020 - 11:45am PDT

Thomas Ahrens, RN, PhD, FAAN

Chief Scientist and Learning Officer, Viven Health

Thomas S. Ahrens, RN, PhD FAAN is the Chief Scientist and Learning Officer of Viven Health, based in St. Louis He has extensively published, including 5 books and over 100 papers. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on critical care topics. Dr. Ahrens is actively involved in technology application, particularly in terms of sepsis, hemodynamic monitoring, and capnography. He has been widely published in the application of technology to clinical practice. His book “Hemodynamic waveform analysis” is considered by many to be the finest clinical guide to the topic. His book “Essentials of Oxygenation” was an American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year. He was awarded the 1999 Presidential Citation by the Society of Critical Care Medicine and in 2004 was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing. In 2006 he was selected as an Edge Runner by the Academy, which is designated “for those people who are developing innovative solutions that eventually become mainstream solutions”, for his work with families of hospitalized patients. From 2006-2008 he was AACN’s representative to the Surviving Sepsis Campaign. In 2008 he was award the “Flame of Excellence” award from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses for sustained and influential work in critical care. He is a co-founder of Viven Health, an interactive web based program designed to help the public develop safe health practices. Viven Health’s initial program is designed to prevent infections, e.g. cold and flu, which can lead to sepsis. Sepsis prevention is a key target of reducing the incidence of infections. Viven Health’s goal is to reach the entire American public in order to create culture change for developing safer, more effective public behavior.

No continuing education credits are offered for this sponsored webinar.

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