ABOUT THIS COURSE:
This is the second presentation in a 3 part, pre-recorded webinar series. Severe Sepsis kills more than 700 people a day in the United States. It is the most costly reason for hospitalization. In a recent study, death from sepsis makes up approximately 50% of mortality in hospitals. Although there is compelling evidence on how to manage the severe sepsis population there has been major gaps in the application of the evidence. Oftentimes poor communication and lack of coordination prevents the delivery of timely and appropriate sepsis care. In order to achieve early recognition, caregivers need to have an understanding of the disease continuum and pathophysiology. Patients clinical signs and symptoms reflect the complex pathology of uncontrolled inflammation, coagulation and reduced fibrinolysis that occurs in sepsis. Early recognition will allow for prompt delivery of the evidence based practice that has shown to significantly reduce mortality. Application of the evidence is designed into two bundles of care, structured ways of improving the process of patient care. Early recognition and management of the severely septic patient is complex. With a systematic, structure approach, institutions are seeing significant reductions in mortality. Please join us for the three part series to learn more about the significance of this disease on morbidity and mortality and how to improve early recognition and the prompt delivery of appropriate care. Disclosures Viewing the entire presentation, completion of a post-test (with 70% accuracy) and evaluation for each presentation is required for successful completion and to receive a certificate of completion. Products produced and/or distributed by Commercial Interest Organizations (CIOs) mentioned during this presentation are for educational purposes only and should not be considered an endorsement by Academy Medical Systems, the course presenter, or the ANCC Kathleen Vollman is a member of the speakers bureau and serves as a consultant to the following companies: Sage Products, Eloquest Healthcare, Hill-Rom inc. No other member of the planning committee has a relationship with a CIO that could create a conflict of interest in planning or presenting this material. Thank you.