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Socioeconomic Status (SES) is a complex variable derived primarily from an individual's education, income, and occupation and is inversely related to health outcomes. This presentation will will review the data on sepsis incidence, epidemiology, care, and outcomes related to SES and race. Known barriers to healthcare access in infectious diseases affecting low SES individuals, such as limited English proficiency, transportation, lack of insurance, and education will be reviewed and implications for recognizing and minimizing these disparities in clinical practice will be addressed. In addition, how SES may affect outcomes of S. aureus bloodstream infections will be discussed.
Nurses, physicians, pharmacists, emergency responders, healthcare management teams, and other healthcare staff may benefit.
At the end of the presentation, attendees should be able to:
- Identify socioeconomic related factors that impact sepsis and S. aureus bloodstream infection risk and outcomes;
- Discuss barriers to healthcare access that affect low socioeconomic status individuals and their effects on sepsis or infection outcomes;
- Describe known preventative measures to decrease the risk for infection and sepsis in low socioeconomic status individuals.
Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided for this webinar by Cepheid.
Emi Minejima, PharmD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, USC School of Pharmacy
Dr. Minejima received her PharmD degree from University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy in 2005 and completed both her residency training in pharmacy practice and infectious diseases pharmacotherapy at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, CA. After residency, she joined the faculty at the University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy where she is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy. Her clinical practice is based at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center where she helps run the antimicrobial stewardship program and is the director for PGY2 infectious diseases residency program. Her research interests include S. aureus infections and optimizing the use of antibiotics to improve care for the medically underserved population.
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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- 1.20 RN CE Contact HoursProvider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.
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