Strategies for Improving Sepsis Care
Training Module Description:
Sepsis quality/performance improvement can be a daunting task for healthcare organizations, but it is critical that healthcare workers are prepared to identify and manage sepsis. This training module is intended to help staff functioning in quality/performance improvement roles begin the process of sepsis quality improvement for their organizations. This high-level content is designed to facilitate identification of improvement opportunities for the program and/or participating individuals.
Staff working in quality / performance improvement roles for healthcare organizations
At the end of the course, the learner should be able to:
- Complete a review of sepsis epidemiology, definitions, and treatments;
- Review basic program management strategies;
- Discuss methods to conduct a current state system analysis;
- Identify tools to determine system vulnerabilities that impact sepsis performance;
- Create a running list of improvement opportunities and/or strategies;
- Identify personal growth opportunities as related to sepsis program management.
Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided by Accelerate Diagnostics for this training module.
Faces of Sepsis™ Presented by Sepsis Alliance
Hundreds of thousands of people have read the moving, personal stories of sepsis victims and survivors from Sepsis Alliance's Faces of Sepsis™ community. This original short film from Sepsis Alliance helps share those raw experiences of sepsis survivors, and honors those who have lost their lives due to sepsis. Please share this video with your patients and staff to help these voices be heard, and to help raise awareness of sepsis and its after-effects.
Please contact Sepsis Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions regarding usage and copyright questions.
Kelly Nguyen, MSN, RN, PHN
Clinical Advisor, Sepsis Alliance
For over ten years, Kelly has worked to improve care for patients with sepsis. With a background in emergency nursing and performance improvement, Kelly created the sepsis program for a hospital system in the Bay Area. She also initiated a county collaborative of sepsis coordinators to enhance care delivery for patients with sepsis throughout the healthcare continuum. Kelly has presented both educational and facility specific outcomes at a number of venues locally, nationally, and abroad.
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.
The information on or available through this site is intended for educational purposes only. Sepsis Alliance does not represent or guarantee that information on or available through this site is applicable to any specific patient’s care or treatment. The educational content on or available through this site does not constitute medical advice from a physician and is not to be used as a substitute for treatment or advice from a practicing physician or other healthcare provider. Sepsis Alliance recommends users consult their physician or healthcare provider regarding any questions about whether the information on or available through this site might apply to their individual treatment or care.
- 1.25 Participation
- 1.60 RN CE Contact HoursProvider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.