Sepsis: Practical Pearls in Diagnosis and Treatment Decisions in Long-Term Care

Date: May 15, 2019

Time: 07:00PM - 08:30PM

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Sepsis has a very high mortality rate, with an even higher rate in the subset of patients in long-term care (LTC). Sepsis is also a medical emergency. In this environment of resource constraint in LTC, as well as attention to rehospitalization, how can the post-acute long-term care (PALTC) providers arm themselves with the basic principles of sepsis diagnosis and management in order to give timely and effective treatment to out LTC patients? This session will address the presentation of sepsis in older adults and early recognition of sepsis in PALTC residents. The webinar will also discuss realistic expectations for managing sepsis based on the staff, training, and resources available in most PALTC settings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify which screening tool is best for the participant’s post-acute long-term care (PALTC) facility.
  • Learn the principles of sepsis clinical management.
  • Understand the role of communication cascade.
  • Discern whether to treat in long-term care (LTC) or to transfer.

Speaker(s):

  • Robin Jump, MD, PhD, Physician, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
  • Swati Gaur, AGSF, MD, MBA, CMD, Medical Director, Northeast Georgia Health System

Credit Information:

1.50- CMD Clinical
1.50- MOC
1.50- CME

Disclosure Information:

Speakers are required to provide verbal disclosure prior to each talk. If the learner perceives any bias toward a commercial product or service, please report this to the Society’s staff. According to the Society and ACCME policy, all those in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships.

The following AMDA Education Committee members have financial relationships to report: John Loome – Genesis HealthCare: Full-Time Employee; Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD – UHG-Optum: Full-Time Employee; all others have no financial relationships to disclose.

The Online Education Subcommittees have no financial relationships to disclose.

The speakers have no financial relationships to disclose.

AMDA staff have no financial relationships to disclose.