Early Recognition and Management of Sepsis: 2022 Update
Recorded On: 06/05/2022
Sepsis is a life-threatening condition which requires immediate intervention. If not promptly treated, patients with sepsis can experience shock, organ failure, or even death. Whether sepsis is identified in the community or in acute care, decreasing the time in which the patient with sepsis obtains necessarily treatment is critical. In this session, we will discuss sepsis assessment tools, the most recent sepsis related guidance, and initiatives and community awareness education.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, learners will be able to:
1. Describe sepsis condition, existing tools, and criteria related to the hospital admission of a sepsis suspected patient
2. Discuss effectiveness of monitoring and preventing measures within hospitals according to new sepsis guidelines
3. Explain the importance community awareness education
Kathleen Vollman is a critical care clinical nurse specialist and consultant. She has published and lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of pulmonary, critical care, and prevention of health care acquired injuries including pressure injury and CAUTI/CALBSIs, work culture, and sepsis recognition, and management. She serves as a subject matter expert on these topics for the American Hospital Association and Michigan Hospital Association. From 1989 to 2003 she functioned in the role of a clinical nurse specialist for the medical ICUs at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Currently her company, Advancing Nursing, LLC, is focused on creating empowered work environments for health care practitioners through the acquisition of better skills, attainment of greater knowledge, and implementation of process improvement. Notable inductions and appointments include College of Critical Care Medicine (2004), American Academy of Nurses (2009), and CNS Institute (2019). She was appointed to serve as an honorary ambassador to the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses and is currently the financial director of that organization (2012-present).