Socioeconomic Status and Sepsis: Minimizing Healthcare Disparities Affecting Risk and Outcomes
June 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Date: June 10, 2021
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM EDT / 11:00 am – 12:00 PM PDT
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 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.
Emi Minejima, PharmD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
USC School of Pharmacy
CE Credits available!
Sepsis Alliance is a 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.
Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided for this webinar by Cepheid.