AMDA's 2019 Annual Conference

SA5 - Sepsis: Early Recognition and Optimizing Outcomes in Long-Term Care

Mar 9, 2019 11:00am ‐ Mar 9, 2019 12:30pm


This session will address the presentation of sepsis in older adults, early recognition of sepsis in PALTC residents, and strategies to optimize outcomes in this setting. It also will discuss realistic expectations for managing sepsis based on the staff, training, and resources available in most PALTC settings. There will be a panel discussion at the end on sepsis management featuring the speakers and two additional guest panelists.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the clinical presentation of sepsis in older LTC residents.
  • Discuss initial assessment and principles of management of an older adult with possible sepsis, including discussion on how to manage the suspected sepsis in the context of antibiotic stewardship.
  • Recognize the risks and benefits of attempting to manage sepsis in the PALTC setting.
  • Discuss strategies using the electronic health record (EHR) as a way to optimize recognition and management of sepsis.


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