Creating a Sepsis Management Plan

Wednesday, May 10
1 - 2 p.m. (CT)
2 - 3 p.m. (ET)
Noon - 1 p.m. (MT)
11 a.m. - Noon (PT)

Sepsis wreaks havoc on the lives of patients, families, and healthcare systems. It remains perplexing in its complexity, thereby soaring above other disease processes’ morbidity and mortality rates. Such complexity has created barriers towards favorable outcomes. Much like healthcare risk management, sepsis is everyone’s responsibility within a healthcare organization. Whether in a hospital, dialysis facility, ambulatory surgical center, or nursing home, an interdisciplinary approach is warranted to improve outcomes. Similarly to the first step in the risk management process, there is an imperative for identification of the problem. Efforts are underway to provide the knowledge basis for early detection of sepsis across disciplines which, coupled with the timely administration of appropriate antibiotics, appears to be the single most important factor in reducing morbidity and mortality from sepsis. Secondly, clinical analysis calls for early diagnosis, as treatment is time sensitive. Clinical signs can be subtle, and atypical presentations are common, especially in older adults. Finally, implementation of a sepsis management plan counts on treatment goals that are developed in accordance with evidence-based guidelines. There is still much debate on the course of treatment, and research is still in progress to discover strategies appropriate to each individual situation. With a solid sepsis management plan, healthcare staff can be more proactively involved in your organization’s sepsis initiatives.

  • Describe the purpose of sepsis management
  • Identify the steps in the sepsis management process
  • Develop a sepsis management plan


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Guest Speakers

Pamela J. ParaPamela J. Para, RN, MPH, CPHRM, ARM, DFASHRM
CE Companion, Inc.

  • Bio
    Pamela J. Para, RN, MPH, CPHRM, ARM, DFASHRM is President and Chief Content Developer of CE Companion, Inc., a content development company that prepares online courses and webinars to further the career goals of professionals within the healthcare industry. Ms. Para's own career path began as a staff nurse in the Maternal-Child clinical specialty, followed by service in the United States Air Force, a graduate degree in Public Health, and careers in both healthcare risk management and regulatory oversight. She proudly holds designations as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), and Distinguished Fellow of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (DFASHRM). Ms. Para is a published author and nationwide presenter on a variety of healthcare risk management, patient safety, and regulatory topics.


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American Nurses Credentialing Center (CNE)
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