For those of you who want to read a personal story about why hospitals are all focusing on Stopping Sepsis and Surviving Sepsis--the link below is about a 12-year old boy who died a few months ago of sepsis because the signs of early sepsis weren’t recognized by the healthcare providers. Not many things can take out a healthy 12 year old boy in 4 days – but sepsis can. The last paragraphs of the article can really break your heart.
This could happen anywhere, to any of us, and that‘s why hospitals are working so hard to train staff to recognize the subtle signs before it’s too late to treat.
From The New York Times:
ABOUT NEW YORK: An Infection, Unnoticed, Turns Unstoppable
Rory Staunton, 12, went to the emergency room with a sick stomach and fever one day in March; he was sent home, and three days later, he died of septic shock.
Begin Fighting Sepsis with Online Learning
At HealthStream we are doing our part to educate healthcare professionals about the the importance of recognizing the early signs of sepsis and taking the appropriate action. We have a cadre of online sepsis courses and sepsis training available. They include:
SimSuite Sepsis Course (online)
The Sepsis Course focuses on the early identification and treatment of patients with sepsis and includes the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) Resuscitation Bundle and the SSC Management Bundle. The course includes a pre-test and a post-test, two case studies and practice questions. This course prepares participants for completion of the SimSuite Sepsis Simulation Workshop. This course is authored by Barbara A. McLean, MN, RN, CCRN, CCNS, and is based on the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines. Participants have access to the course content for review for one year following completion of the post-course test. 3.0 CE.
Audience: All healthcare providers associated with the care of individuals who present or develop sepsis and those preparing to complete the Sepsis Simulation Workshop
SimSuite Sepsis Comprehensive Course (online)
The Sepsis Comprehensive Course focuses on the early identification and treatment of patients with sepsis, with a focus on tissue oxygenation, and the SSC Resuscitation and SSC Management Bundles. This sepsis training course also features supplemental content on the pathophysiology of the evolution of sepsis from SIRS to septic shock and the rationale behind sepsis treatment and monitoring recommendations. The course includes a pre-test and a post-test, one comprehensive case study, four shorter case studies and practice questions throughout. This course prepares participants for completion of the SimSuite Sepsis Simulation Workshop. This course is authored by Barbara A. McLean, MN, RN, CCRN, CCNS, and is based on the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines. Participants have access to the course content for review for one year following completion of the post-course test. 5.0 CE.
Audience: Physicians and critical care unit nurses, and those interested in an in-depth course on Sepsis. This course also prepares providers to complete the Sepsis Simulation Workshop.
SimSuite Sepsis Library (online)
The Sepsis Library is one of three SimSuite Sepsis online course options designed to educate participants on the evidence-based guidelines surrounding the care of patients who develop sepsis. This course series features seven modules, in two series. Each sepsis training module provides an in-depth focus on different areas of identification and treatment of sepsis.
The sepsis training modules may be completed individually, or in combination over a period of time, to meet specific healthcare organization learning objectives.
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