Doctor this patient is really sick! Early Detection of the Sepsis Patient.

Speaker:

Barbara A. McLean,

Supported By Philips Healthcare

Continuing Education for Nurses and Respiratory Therapists

This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477  and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032

This program has been approved for 1.0 Non-Traditional contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving TX 75063

Description

Sepsis and the deteriorating patient present a clinical conundrum for early identification and intervention in and out of the ICU. Utilizing a modified early warning score (MEWS) and sepsis alerts can fast track recognition and preventative therapies. Admissions to the intensive care unit (ICU) from the wards have a higher mortality when compared to patients admitted from the emergency department. Failure to appreciate physiological derangements of breathing and mental status may lead to significant deterioration. The modified early warning score (MEWS) is a very useful tool for identifying hospitalized patients in need of a higher level of care and those at risk of in-hospital death.

 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, the learner should be able to:

  1. Identify the signs of sepsis and deterioration
  2. Recognize the role of early intervention and modified  early warning scores
  3. Apply information in a case study

Bio:

Barbara McLean has been in critical care practice for 40 years. Currently, Barbara is the advancing evidence-based practice clinical specialist for the division of critical care at the Grady Health System; Atlanta GA. Ms. McLean is a member of many professional organizations including the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the American Association of Surgery and Trauma. She has been awarded the excellence in education award by the AACN as well as the circle of excellence for clinical practice in 2014 and the SCCM has presented her with the prestigious Norma J. Shoemaker Award for critical care nursing excellence in 2013. Barbara has written 24 chapters 16 articles and is a regular reviewer for Critical Care Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine and NEJM.

Continuing Education for Nurses and Respiratory Therapists

This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477  and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032

This program has been approved for 1.0 Traditional contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving TX 75063

Supported By Philips Healthcare