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Sepsis: Are we doing enough for our patients?

Angela Craig, MS, APN, CCNS, CCRN-K

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One in three deaths in hospitals are due to sepsis. The complexity of the disease, variability in presentation of the patient and skill and knowledge level of the provider and nurse, makes sepsis management distinctly different and challenging to implement.  Providing the right care to the right patient at the right time requires well-defined systems and processes. This session provides evidence-based care strategies, in particular the critical importance of proper monitoring to detect deterioration, and content to assist in a transformation of care and processes to impact patient outcomes.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss the latest sepsis guidelines and best practices for care

  2. Discuss monitoring strategies for deterioration of the sepsis patient

  3. Identify strategies to decrease readmission of sepsis patients


Faculty Bio:

Ms. Craig is the Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist for the ICU at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, TN. She is also the sepsis coordinator for her hospital and is on the Sepsis Coordinator Advisory Committee for Sepsis Alliance. Ms. Craig has lectured extensively at numerous conference and webinars on sepsis and hemodynamic topics.  She has also published the topics of sepsis and heart failure. 

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