Sepsis Alliance Webinar Series – Sepsis: Across the Continuum of Care
This webinar series is aimed at addressing sepsis education and subtopics across the entire continuum of care – from critical care nurses to home care staff. Each webinar is free and features experts in fields related to the webinar topic. Check back for new topics and to access recordings of past webinars.
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New Sepsis Intervention Initiative in Home Care and Beyond
Date: Tuesday, December 12 at 2 pm ET/ 11 am PT
This session will present the development of the Home Care Association of New York State (HCA) Home Care Sepsis Initiative and Tool. Feedback and lessons learned about the clinical use of the Tool will be discussed. A major foundation project grant to promote statewide adoption, use, and cross-sector collaboration in sepsis response was recently awarded to HCA. Explanation of this initiative and implementation will be provided as it can be adopted in other states, in other sectors and in innovative models (e.g., sepsis bundles). Case examples will help to further clarify the clinical application of early recognition and treatment of sepsis.
By the end of the session you should be able to:
- Describe the HCA Home Care Sepsis Initiative and Tool.
- Identify areas for adoption, use, and cross-sector collaboration in sepsis response.
- Discuss clinical case examples to further understand the use of the screening and how it can be applied in your environment.
Executive Vice President, Home Care Association of New York State (HCA)
Al Cardillo has worked in the health field for over thirty-five years, with roles in health services development, administration, legislation, budget, policy, health association management and advocacy, education and other.
He is presently the Executive Vice President of the Home Care Association of New York State (HCA), a statewide health organization comprised of nearly 300 members – home care agencies, hospices, managed long term care plans, waiver programs, allied companies and individuals – providing home and community based-care to several hundred thousand New Yorkers annually. He leads the organization’s overall program and policy development in all related health areas. He is also Project Director for the association’s new and major home and community-based sepsis intervention initiative.
Amy Bowerman, RN BSN
Executive Director, Senior Network Health MLTC
Director of Quality Improvement and Privacy Officer, Visiting Nurse Association of Utica and Oneida County
Amy Bowerman is the Executive Director of Senior Network Health MLTC and the Director of Quality Improvement and Privacy Officer for the Visiting Nurse Association of Utica and Oneida County. Both organizations are part of the Mohawk Valley Health System in Utica, NY. Amy serves on the NYS Home Care Association’s Quality Committee, MLTC Forum and is the SEPSIS workgroup clinical leader. Amy epitomizes the “patient first” mindset that is reflective in her work, as well as bringing over twenty years of experience in acute care and post acute care experience.
Eve Bankert, MT (ASCP)
Quality Improvement Specialist, IPRO
Eve Bankert is a Quality Improvement Specialist for IPRO and leads the New York division of the Atlantic Quality Innovation Network for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Special Innovation Project: Community Based Sepsis Initiative.
Prior to joining IPRO, Eve served as the Director of Infection Prevention and Epidemiology at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY and was actively involved with the hospital’s implementation of the 2013 Rory’s Regulations requiring all New York State hospitals to have evidence-based protocols for the early recognition and treatment of sepsis in place. Eve is a board certified and New York State licensed Medical Technologist with an extensive background in clinical microbiology and hospital epidemiology.