This webinar presents a brief overview of the basic concepts of sepsis followed by an in-depth discussion about the most recent Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) new inpatient reporting program, Early Management Bundle, Severe Sepsis/Septic Shock (SEP-1) measures and Sequential (Sepsis-Related) Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) is also discussed.
Webinar participants will be able to:
- Identify the basic concepts in the pathogenesis of sepsis
- Describe how the new sepsis definitions impact early recognition and management of sepsis
- Explain how Sepsis 3 may be used in your clinical practice setting
- Identify the 3 and 6 hour bundles
- Describe methods to improve advocacy for sepsis
Presenter (See full speaker bio here): Michael H. Ackerman, DNS, RN, APRN-BC, CENP, FCCM, FAANP
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Dr. Michael Ackerman is the Associate Director and an Associate Professor at Niagara University School of Nursing and the Principal and Owner of Ackerman Consulting. Dr. Ackerman obtained his BSN from Niagara University, his MSN and DNS from State University of New York at Buffalo and his Post-Master’s Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at the University of Rochester. Dr. Ackerman has received numerous awards including the 2011 Circle of Excellence Award, from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. He is an active committee member as an AACN representative to ACCP program committee, a member of numerous professional organizations, published dozens of manuscripts, and has contributed to several book chapters and editorials.