Unlocking the Potential of AI in Sepsis Care

Webinar Description:

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has a lot of buzz around it, but how can it be applied to sepsis care and sepsis prevention? During this session, Michael H. Hooper, MD, Vice President Medical Affairs at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and Scott Stewart, Senior Process Improvement Engineer for Sentara Healthcare share their experience with AI and sepsis care. The webinar includes a brief overview of AI and its definition, the potential benefits of and challenges with AI, critical workflow and implementation considerations, and a case study of the AI solution in place at Sentara Healthcare.

This webinar was originally recorded on 8/7/2019.

Target Audience

Nurses, physician assistants, physicians, emergency responders, physical therapists, patient care assistants, and other healthcare staff

Learning Objectives

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

  • Define the term Artificial Intelligence.
  • List the types of AI healthcare solutions available.
  • Summarize the potential impact of AI on sepsis care.
  • Recap AI-specific workflow and adoption considerations.
  • Apply the lessons learned at Sentara Healthcare to their assessment and implementation of AI.

Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided for the Sepsis: Across the Continuum of Care webinar series by bioMérieux, Inc., and by Jvion and Merck for this webinar.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 Participation
  • 1.60 RN CE Contact Hours
    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.
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Scott Stewart, LSSBB, PMP, CSM

Senior Process Improvement Engineer, Sentara Healthcare

Scott Stewart is a full-time project manager and process improvement engineer for one of the largest healthcare systems in the state of Virginia. He has been in this line of work for over 10 years and has completed multiple projects in the realm of corporate change and innovation.  He holds certifications in project management, agile scrum methodologies, and is a lean six sigma black belt.


Michael Hooper, MD, MSc

Vice President Medical Affairs, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital; Associate Professor of Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School

Dr. Hooper has extensive clinical and research experience in the detection and treatment of septic patients. Dr. Hooper has published original research on electronic systems for detecting patients with developing sepsis in an intensive care unit and has assisted in developing processes for sepsis development in 2 healthcare systems.  He is a current executive committee member of the VICTAS trial, studying Vitamin C, Thiamine, and Steroids in septic patients.  He has spoken internationally about the care of septic and critically ill patients.

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.

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Available Credit

  • 1.25 Participation
  • 1.60 RN CE Contact Hours
    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.
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This activity includes:

  • Pre-test
  • Downloadable slides
  • Pre-recorded webinar
  • Post-test (80% passing rate)
  • Evaluation

All components must be completed to earn a certificate of attendance. This course can be completed at your convenience.