Webinar - "Recognizing Pediatric Sepsis: Through the Eyes of Patients & Families", Jointly Presented by Sepsis Alliance and CHA

April 21, 2020

Webinar Description:

Join us for a special Sepsis Webinar Series presentation as we celebrate Pediatric Sepsis Week in partnership with Children's Hospital Association. The webinar, Recognizing Pediatric Sepsis: Through the Eyes of Patients & Familieswill focus on the patient and family experience of this life-threatening condition. More than 75,000 children develop severe sepsis each year in the U.S. and nearly 7,000 of them die. 

Learn more about early sepsis recognition for patients and families from this webinar presented through multiple perspectives. First will be Rowan’s story about a child who between the ages of one and three, survived sepsis not once but twice, as told by her mother Kate Holler.  Next, two nurse leaders, Cathryn Jordan and Nora Raynor from Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital, will share their successful initiative to educate pediatric cancer patients and their families about early sepsis recognition. The webinar will conclude with a presentation from Sepsis Alliance, the leading sepsis organization in the United States. Sepsis education expert Hannah Eichelberger will provide an overview of the many resources Sepsis Alliance has created with patients and families in mind.

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

At the end of the webinar, the learner should be able to:

  • Understand how early recognition of the signs and symptoms of sepsis by patients and families can save lives.
  • Describe the importance of engaging patients and families in sepsis recognition at home as well as during hospitalization.
  • Identify one strategy to integrate patients and family in co-designing sepsis recognition education tools.

This webinar is done as part of a collaboration between The Sepsis Institute and Children's Hospital Association.

Course summary
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Event starts: 
04/21/2020 - 12:00pm PDT
Event ends: 
04/21/2020 - 1:15pm PDT

Kate Holler

Mother of pediatric sepsis survivor

Cathryn Jordan, BSN, RN, CHPON®

Clinical Supervisor, Atrium Health Levine Children's Hospital

Nora Raynor, MSN, RN, CNS, CPN

Pediatric Trauma Nurse Coordinator, Atrium Health Levine Children's Hospital

Hannah Eichelberger

E-Learning Manager, The Sepsis Institute

For Physicians: Children's Hospital Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 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 1.00 ANCC contact hours.

This webinar is open to CHA member hospitals and pediatric sepsis clinicians in community hospitals focused on improving patient outcomes.

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