Improving Outcomes in Sepsis Care Management

Course #SEP04062012

Total Course Available CE Credits: 7.25 (all modules)

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Course Director:

Debra Siela, PhD, RN, CCNS, ACNS-BC, CCRN, CNE, RRT
Associate Professor of Nursing
Ball State University
School of Nursing – Muncie, Ind.

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Description: This five-module course will focus on sepsis care—an infection that has a high mortality rate, but is often associated with low understanding, both on the part of patients and healthcare professionals. The modules describe the prevalence and pathophysiology of sepsis; its assessment; the sources and predisposing conditions; and the prevention and treatment of sepsis. Finally, the course covers the case manager’s role in effective sepsis treatment, from identifying risk factors to coordinating care throughout recovery, with the goals of improving outcomes, streamlining treatment and reducing costs.

Business goals: When the CM team completes these sepsis course modules, the hospital can reasonably forecast:
» Improving sepsis care procedures by 40 percent
» Reducing sepsis in-hospital rates by 10 percent

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Course Modules

Module A: Prevalence and Economics

Module B: Pathophysiology and Assessment

Module C: Sources and Predispositions

Module D: Prevention and Treatment

Module E: The Case Manager’s Role