Sepsis is the body's overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Learn more about the symptoms of sepsis, which kills 258,000 Americans each year.
Temperature — Higher or lower than normal
Infection — May have signs and symptoms of an infection
Mental decline — Confused, sleepy, difficult to rouse
Extremely ill — “I feel like I might die,” severe pain or discomfort
Sepsis Coordinator Network Webinar
Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2018
Time: 2 PM EST/ 11 AM EST
Description: Sepsis Champions help to optimize sepsis management and emphasize the importance of early recognition and timely treatment. The webinar session will provide an overview of what a sepsis champion is and does. The beginning stages to develop a Sepsis Champion Program will be discussed. Presentation of the established process and maintenance of the Sepsis Champion Program will follow along with examples.
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Time: 2.00 – 3.15 pm ET / 1.00 – 2.15 pm CT / 12.00 – 1.15 pm MT / 11.00 – 12.15 pm PT
Description: As momentum in the battle against sepsis continues to strengthen, there is a rising opportunity for nurses to lead initiatives in their organizations. Join Mary Kate Abbadessa and Andrea Cowan, 2018 winners of the Erin’s Campaign for Kids Nursing Award, and Children’s Hospital Association, to learn their strategies for nursing education and standardizing the care of patients with suspected sepsis.
1.0 hour of Continuing Nursing Education Credit will be awarded for attending this live event.
1.0 hour of Continuing Medical Education Credit will be awarded for attending this live event.
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Mary Kate Abbadessa, MSN, RN, RN-BC, CPEN
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Emergency Department Clinical Nurse Specialist-Fellow
Andrea Cowan, RN, BSN
Primary Children’s Hospital
Emergency Department Nurse
Hillary Spangler, MD
UNC Children’s Hospital
Internal Medicine and Pediatric Physician
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST
Description: This presentation will review the common sequelae of sepsis. Best practices to mitigate and/or recover from post-sepsis sequelae will be discussed. Discharge and post-discharge medical care will be presented to enhance survivorship.
Hallie Prescott, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine.