Sponsored Webinar: Endotoxins: the "Missing Link" in the Pathogenesis of Sepsis
Sponsored by Spectral Medical
Sepsis is the dysregulated and often life-threatening host response to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Endotoxemia could be the “missing link” in the pathogenesis of these cases, as endotoxin appears to represent an important molecular phenotype of sepsis with unique clinical manifestation and high mortality. In this sponsored webinar, learners will review identification and measurement of endotoxin in the bloodstream and gain a better understanding of how endotoxin can contribute to sepsis and organ dysfunction.
This webinar was originally recorded on 9/15/22.
Nurses, advanced practice providers, physicians, emergency responders, pharmacists, medical technologists, respiratory therapists, physical/occupational therapists, infection prevention specialists, data/quality specialists, and more.
At the end of the webinar, the learner should be able to:
- Identify the sources of endotoxin in the bloodstream;
- Understand how to measure endotoxin using the Endotoxin Activity Assay [EAA];
- Restate the effects of endotoxin that can contribute to organ dysfunction.
Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided for this webinar by Spectral Medical.
John A. Kellum, MD, MCCM
Chief Medical Officer, Spectral Medical
Dr. John A. Kellum is a professor of critical care medicine, medicine, bioengineering, and clinical and translational science at the University of Pittsburgh. He was the inaugural recipient of the UPMC endowed Chair in Critical Care Research. A world expert in sepsis, acute kidney injury, and blood purification, Dr. Kellum has authored more than 400 publications and is one of the most high-cited investigators in the world.
He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio and completed residency and fellowship training at the Universities of Rochester and Pittsburgh. He is a Master in the American College of Critical Care Medicine and honorary lifetime member of the European Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Dr. Kellum is currently the Chief Medical Officer for Spectral Medical Inc.
No continuing education credits are offered for the Sponsor Innovation Webinar.
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