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On-demand CE program: “Sepsis: Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care”

Sepsis Alliance Network* presents…“Sepsis: Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care”

Sepsis impacts over 1.7 million Americans each year, resulting in over 270,000 deaths (a death every 2 minutes). According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study, as many as 87% of sepsis cases begin outside of the hospital, so early identification and treatment in the post-acute setting is key to reducing morbidity and mortality in this population. Healthcare personnel in skilled nursing facilities play a significant role in early identification and treatment of sepsis. This training module overviews sepsis, its pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, and treatment within the context of skilled nursing and long term care (LTC). It outlines an early identification and treatment process for sepsis and shows learners how to incorporate it into usual work processes, including communication strategies for providers that focus on action. Strategies for patient and family education are also reviewed.

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

  • Define sepsis
  • Discuss the key pathophysiological features of sepsis
  • Utilize a sepsis screening tool to identify a patient who has sepsis or severe sepsis in a skilled nursing facility
  • Review the interventions to treat sepsis in a skilled nursing facility/LTC
  • Educate patients and families on sepsis identification and treatment


Pat Posa, RN, BSN, MSA, CCRN-K, FAAN  |  Quality & Patient Safety Program Manager  |  UH/CVC, Michigan Medicine

Target audience: Skilled Nursing nurses, certified nursing assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nursing home administrators, nursing home physicians

Continuing Education Credit:

  • 1.00 Participation
  • 1.40 RN CE Contact Hours
  • Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.
  • Other healthcare providers will receive a certificate of attendance for 1.0 contact hours

Questions should be directed to The Sepsis Alliance Insitute.

* 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.