Sponsored Session: Early Sepsis Detection Utilizing Continuous Vital Sign Monitoring

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Sponsored by Sotera Digital Health

Medical-surgical units are too often understaffed and overwhelmed with basic patient care tasks, which can put patients more at risk for developing hospital-acquired infections and sepsis. These patients are also more likely to be missed when experiencing the catastrophic deterioration that occurs with the development of sepsis. In this sponsored session, learners will discover how continuous surveillance monitoring of all major vital signs (HR, RR, SpO2, and blood pressure) can offer a safety net for overwhelmed and understaffed nursing units. Learners will also review how early notification of patient deterioration can prevent failure to rescue.

This session was originally recorded in September 2022 as part of Sepsis Alliance Summit.

Target Audience

Nurses, advanced practice providers, physicians, emergency responders, pharmacists, medical technologists, respiratory therapists, physical/occupational therapists, infection prevention specialists, data/quality specialists, and more. 

Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided for this session by Sotera Digital Health.

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Kristina Foard, RN, MSNEd

Clinical Specialist, Sotera

Kristina Foard, RN, MSNEd, is a Master’s-prepared career professional with over 25 years of experience as a registered nurse. Her areas of experience include medical-surgical units (renal, oncology, neurology, and trauma), intensive care units (general, cardiothoracic, neurosurgical), critical care air transport, operating room, gastroenterology procedural/clinic, and emergency room environments, as well as home health and hospice. She has been on the front lines, worked as a staff educator, a nurse practice specialist, and as an assistant nurse manager. Kristina is currently working as a clinical specialist at Sotera and provides support for the deployment of Sotera’s unique vital sign monitoring technology. Her goal as a nursing leader is to provide guidance to promote team building, critical thinking, and communication, and to foster innovation, self-motivation, and accountability. Her nursing philosophy is "it's not about you, it's not about me, it’s about the patient."

No continuing education credits are offered for this session. Content is provided by the sponsor.

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