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On-Demand CE program: “Disaster Medicine: Sepsis”

Sepsis Alliance* presents…”Disaster Medicine: Sepsis”

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Populations affected by disasters are exposed to a variety of health hazards such as trauma, burns, poor sanitation, and mass sheltering, all of which place them at increased risk of infection and sepsis. Under the resource-limited conditions typical of disaster zones, the clinical identification and management of sepsis can be more challenging compared to normal operating conditions in conventional health care settings. This training module will provide guidance on how to recognize, assess, and evacuate patients with or at risk of sepsis in the context of disaster response.

Learning Objectives  |  At the end of the program attendees should be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of sepsis, including its definition and basic pathophysiology
  • Recognize sepsis in the field
  • Identify, assess, and prioritize at-risk patients as they arrive in the triage tent
  • Promote, during a disaster event, the immediate intervention and stabilization of sepsis patients and those at highest risk of developing sepsis
  • Describe the preparation and process for rapidly stabilizing and evacuating the highest priority patients under austere conditions

Target Audience: This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of emergency responders, disaster medicine teams, including within U.S. Government, emergency planners, facility managers, occupational health and safety personnel, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare staff.


Runa Gokhale, M.D. MPH  |  Medical Officer  | Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion  |  Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Richard Catherina, M.D.  |  Senior Medical Officer, National Disaster Medical System, Asst. Secretary for Preparedness & Response  |  U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Timothy G. Buchman, Ph.D., M.D., FACS, FCCP, MCCM  |  Professor of Surgery, Professor of Anesthesiology, Professor of Biomedical Informatics  |  Emory University School of Medicine

Robert D. McLeroy, M.D.  |  Medical ICU Director  |  Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Continuing Education: The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Medical Education Resources or Sepsis Alliance.

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Participation
  • 1.90 RN CE Contact Hours
    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medical Education Resources (MER) and Sepsis Alliance. MER is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Credit:

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. To contact MER: info@cmepartner.org

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Nurse and Participation Credit:

Sepsis Alliance is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 1.9 contact hours. This activity is jointly provided by Medical Education Resources and Sepsis Alliance.

Other healthcare providers will receive a certificate of attendance for 1.5 contact hours.

Questions? Contact us | The Sepsis Alliance Institute (sepsisinstitute.org)

Course expires: Date not available

* NOTE: This is an industry resource-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.