Using Data Science, Clinical Informatics, and Quality Improvement to Improve Inpatient Sepsis Recognition
Sepsis is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in pediatric patients and prompt recognition in the inpatient setting is difficult. Learn how Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago adapted a data-driven sepsis prediction model and developed clinical decision support tools and workflows to improve sepsis recognition. The team refined tools using quality improvement strategies and simulation in the clinical environment.
This presentation is a replay of the Children's Hospital Association 2021 Sepsis Webinar Series live event originally recorded on 3/23/2021.
This educational activity has been a Joint Collaboration between Children's Hospital Association and Sepsis Alliance.
Nurses, physicians, pharmacists, healthcare management teams, and other healthcare staff may benefit.
At the end of the presentation, the attendee should be able to:
Adapt a data-driven sepsis prediction model to their institution’s patient population;
Describe how a team can work together to implement clinical informatics tools through a quality improvement lens;
Use common patient safety tools and in situ simulation to refine new tools prior to implementation;
Apply rapid-cycle quality improvement concepts when launching new tools and processes.
Jillian Rojas, MS, RN, NE-BC
Director of Patient Care Operations, Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Jillian Rojas is the Director of Patient Care Operations at Lurie Children's Hospital and has been a nurse for 20 years. She oversees the Vascular Access Team, the Nurse Float Pool Team, and Inpatient Support Services. Jillian became Lurie Children's Nursing Lead for the IPSO Collaborative in 2017 and created a robust inpatient team of frontline nurses that focuses on improving pediatric sepsis outcomes. The team reviews medical records monthly, presents case studies, and champions education in their departments.
Lazaro Nelson Sanchez-Pinto, MD, MBI
Director of Patient Care Operations, Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Nelson Sanchez-Pinto is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, biomedical informatics specialist, and clinical data scientist. His clinical and academic interests focus on patients with a host of critical conditions, including sepsis.
Kate Lucey, MD, MS
Pediatric Hospital Medicine Attending, Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago; Pediatrics Instructor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Clinical Practice Director, Division of Pediatric Hospital Based Medicine
Kate Lucey is a Pediatric Hospital Medicine Attending at Lurie Children's and an Instructor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. As Clinical Practice Director for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Based Medicine, she has worked to further Quality Improvement efforts, specifically in areas of sepsis and bronchiolitis care.
Senior Clinical Informatics Consultant, Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Jeremy Hoge is a Senior Clinical Informatics Consultant at Lurie Children's, where he has been a member of the hospital IPSO team since 2016, focusing on EHR Clinical Decision Support tools. He is a member of the Center for Quality & Safety, and in that role has worked to further QI efforts, specifically in the areas of sepsis and influenza vaccination.
Rebecca Stephen MD, MS
Pediatric Hospital Medicine Attending, Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Rebecca Stephen is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is the physician lead for the IPSO collaborative at Lurie Children's. Her clinical and academic interests focus on early recognition and prevention of in-hospital deterioration using principles of improvement and implementation science.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Children’s Hospital Association and Sepsis Alliance. Children’s Hospital Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
For Physicians: Children's Hospital Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For Nurses: Children's Hospital Association designates this activity for a maximum of 1.25 ANCC contact hours.
Other healthcare providers and learners will receive a certificate of attendance.
CHA has a conflict of interest policy that requires everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. Any potential conflicts are resolved so that presentations are evidenced-based and scientifically balanced. No conflict of interest exists for any CE presenter or planning committee member related to the content of this educational activity.
This educational offering is provided without commercial support.
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.
Course opens: 4/15/2021
Course expires: 4/14/2024
- 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Children’s Hospital Alliance and the Sepsis Alliance. The Children’s Hospital Alliance is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.50 ANCC Contact Hours
- 1.50 Participation