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“Doctor, this patient is really sick!…Early Detection of the Sepsis Patient”

Philips* & Saxe Communications present…“Early Detection of the Sepsis Patient”

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 completion of this activity, the participant will 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

Speaker: Barbara A. McLean, MN, RN, CCRN, CCNS-BC, NP-BC, FCCM  |  Critical Care Specialist  |  Grady Health System, Grady Memorial Hospital

Target Audience: Nurses, Respiratory Therapists

Continuing Education: Nurses and Respiratory Therapists  |   RT: This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063.  |  NURSING: 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

Support for this educational activity has been provided by Philips.

CE-related questions should be directed to Philips. Technical issues: Contact Emily Eberly at: 513-579-0800; email Producer@WebinarCreativeTechnology.com

* NOTE: This is a contracted supplier-sponsored webinar. HealthTrust has not approved and/or endorsed the content. This program may contain the mention of products, services, drugs or brands presented in a case study or comparative format. Such examples are intended for educational and informational purposes and should not be perceived as a HealthTrust endorsement of any particular supplier, product, service, drug, brand or approach.