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2018 Sepsis Conference - Mission Possible: Early Sepsis Detection → Patient Dialogue → Successful Discharge

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Dates: September 5, 2018

Location: Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel

Registration Deadline: August 31, 2018

This educational activity is jointly provided by AXIS Medical Education and The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP)

This year’s conference will cover topics of current interest to hospitals working to decrease sepsis mortality and sepsis readmissions. Subject matter experts will address topics ranging from pediatric sepsis to patient expectations for life after surviving sepsis.

Program Overview

Pennsylvania hospitals and health systems have made great strides in reducing mortality rates for sepsis. Still, sepsis continues to claim the lives of thousands of Pennsylvanians each year.

HAP HIIN’s severe sepsis and septic shock project supports hospitals in their work to decrease sepsis mortality in Pennsylvania. The ExSEPSIS—Exiting in Excellent Care!—initiative teaches hospitals how to formulate a plan to prevent sepsis readmissions.

For more information about the HIIN’s sepsis initiatives or the conference, contact Maggie Miller, HAP’s HIIN sepsis project manager, or Sandy Abnett, readmissions project manager and co-lead for ExSEPSIS.

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Thank you to UPMC Pinnacle for sponsoring the food and beverage at the program.

Program Objectives

  • Define pediatric sepsis criteria
  • Discuss early recognition of pediatric sepsis in the emergency room
  • Explain current sepsis coding guidelines and opportunities for improving sepsis documentation
  • Define maternal sepsis criteria
  • Demonstrate the value of the patient's voice in sepsis care
  • Describe life after sepsis for a sepsis survivor
  • Discuss sepsis in the post-operative patient
  • Outline best practices to prevent sepsis readmissions

Agenda

This is a draft agenda. Although session content will not change, session titles may.

  7:30 a.m.     Registration

  8:15 a.m.     Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Michael J. Consuelos, MD, MBA, Senior Vice President, Clinical Integration, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania

  8:25 a.m.     Pediatric Sepsis: Little People, Big Problem

  • Scott L. Weiss, MD, MSCE, FCCM, Assistant Professor of Critical Care and Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Attending Physician, Critical Care Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

  9:05 a.m.     Improving Pediatric Sepsis Recognition

  • Frances Balamuth, MD, PhD, MSCE, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Associate Director of Research, Division of Emergency Medicine, Co-Director, Pediatric Sepsis Program, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

  9:35 a.m.     Break

  9:45 a.m.     Quality, Coding, and CDI for Pediatric and Adult Sepsis Care

  • Gina Stewart, RN, BSN, CCS, CCDS, Practice Director, Clinical Documentation Improvement and Coding Practice, e4 Services

10:25 a.m.     The Conundrum of Maternal Sepsis: A Devastating Complication

  • Angela C. Graf, BSN, MSN, WHNP, Director of Clinical Excellence, St. Joseph Health

11:05 a.m.     Understanding the Root Causes of Sepsis Readmissions

  • Amy Boutwell, MD, MPP, President, Collaborative Healthcare Strategies

11:35 a.m.     Break – Get Food and Return to Seat

12:05 p.m.     Working Lunch with PFE Panel Discussion: The Value of the Patient’s Voice in Sepsis Care

   Facilitator:

  • Amy Boutwell, MD, MPP, President, Collaborative Healthcare Strategies

   Panelists:

  • Holly Showalter (Sepis Survivor)
  • Janette Bisbee, MSN, RN-BC NHA, Education/Project Manager,/PFE Lead Quality Initiatives, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (Co-facilitator, HAP Person and Family Advisory Council)
  • Mark Mikkelsen, MD, MSCE, Associate Professor of Medicine, Chief, Section of Medical Critical Care, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania Health System (Sepsis Survivorship Researcher)
  • Thomas R. Stoner, DO, FACOI, Vice President of Hospitalist/SNF & ICU – APC Services, UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg (Parent of Two Sepsis Survivors)
  • Tish Poserina, RN, MSN, CCRN, CNRN, Sepsis Coordinator, St. Mary Medical Center (ExSEPSIS Project Nurse Leader)
  • Karen Danes, RN, BSN, CCM, Nurse Care Manager, Highmark’s Enhanced Community Care Management Program (ExSEPSIS Project Nurse Leder)

12:50 p.m.     Life after Sepsis—A Sepsis Specific Approach to Reduce Readmissions

  • Mark Mikkelsen, MD, MSCE, Associate Professor of Medicine, Chief, Section of Medical Critical Care, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania Health System

  1:30 p.m.     Sepsis in the Post-Operative Patient and More

  • Thomas R. Stoner, DO, FACOI, Vice President of Hospitalist/SNF & ICU – APC Services, UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg

  2:10 p.m.     Break

  2:20 p.m.     Sepsis Survey Results

  • Robert G. Shipp III, MSHSA, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President, Population Health Strategies, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania

  2:30 p.m.     Sepsis Readmissions:  Is there really an endpoint?

  • Aparna Gupta, DNP, MBA, CRNP, Director Quality, Safety and Value, Jefferson Hospital, Allegheny Health Network

  2:55 p.m.      ExSEPSIS Roadmap Deliverable and Recognition of Hospitals

  • Sandy Abnett, BS, CPHQ, Readmission Project Manager, Quality Initiatives, HAP HIIN Readmissions, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of PA
  • Maggie Miller, MT(ASCP)M, CIC, FAPIC, Sepsis Project Manager, Quality Initiatives, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania

  3:25 p.m.     Closing Remarks

  • Thomas R. Stoner, DO, FACOI, Vice President of Hospitalist/SNF & ICU – APC Services, UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg
  • Maggie Miller, MT(ASCP)M, CIC, FAPIC, Sepsis Project Manager, Quality Initiatives, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania

Registration Information

Although this program is free of charge, you must register to attend.

This will be a green event. In order to minimize the environmental cost of publishing, a link to presentations will be sent to all registrants prior to the program.

A continental breakfast and group luncheon will be offered.

Registration deadline is August 31.

Overnight Accommodations

A limited block of rooms has been reserved for the evening of September 4 at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel, 4650 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA. In order to guarantee yourself a room at the hotel, you must make reservations by no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21. After this time, reservations will be accepted on a space available, rate available basis, and you may not be guaranteed the group room rate of $114 per room, per night (single or double occupancy), plus fees and taxes. Please call the hotel directly at 717-564-5511 for overnight accommodations and specify that you are attending a HAP event.

Continuing Education Credits

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AXIS Medical Education and The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of PA. AXIS Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation for Physicians

AXIS Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit Designation for Pharmacists

This application-based activity is approved for 6.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit JA4008106-9999-18-040-L01-P.

Credit Designation for Nursing

AXIS Medical Education designates this continuing nursing education activity for 6.0 contact hours.

Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

Quality Professionals

This program has been approval by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) for 6 CPHQ continuing education credits.

AXIS Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program please contact AXIS at info@axismeded.org.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

AXIS Medical Education requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by AXIS for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

Name of Faculty or Presenter Reported Financial Realtionship
Scott L. Weiss, MD, MSCE, FCCM Nothing to disclose
Frances Balamuth, MD, PhD, MSCE Nothing to disclose
Gina Stewart, RN, BSN, CCS, CCDS Nothing to disclose
Angela C. Graf, BSN, MSN, WHNP Nothing to disclose
Amy Boutwell, MD, MPP Nothing to disclose
Holly Showaler Pending
Janette Bisbee, MSN, RN-BC, NHA Nothing to disclose
Mark Mikkelsen, MD, MSCE Nothing to disclose
Thomas R. Stoner, DO, FACOI Nothing to disclose
Tish Poserina, RN, MSN, CCRN, CNRN Nothing to disclose
Karen Danes, RN, BSN, CCM Nothing to disclose
Robert G. Shipp III, MSHSA, RN, NEA-BC Nothing to disclose
Aparna Gupta, DNP, MBA, CRNP Nohing to disclose
Sandy Abnett, BS, CPHQ Nothing to disclose
Maggie Miller, MT(ASCP)M, CIC, FAPIC Nothing to disclose

 

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

Dee Morgillo, MEd, MT(ASCP), CHCP Nothing to disclose
Ronald Viggiani, MD Nothing to disclose
Holly M. Hampe, D.Sc., RN, MHA, MRM Nothing to disclose
Maggie Miller, MT(ASCP)M, CIC, FAPIC Nothing to disclose
Marty Kenyon Nothing to disclose

 

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Requirements for credit:

  • Attend/participate in the educational activity and review all course materials.
    • Complete the CE Declaration form online by 11:59 pm ET October 5, 2018. Instructions will be provided. If you do not enter the online portal by the above date, you will not be able to retrieve your statement of participation.
  • Upon successful completion of the online form, your statement of completion will be presented to you to print. Pharmacists: your record will be automatically uploaded to CPE Monitor.

Who Should Attend

This program will be of particular interest to physicians, sepsis physician champions, patient safety professions, quality and infection prevention professionals, pharmacists, nursing, sepsis coordinators, sepsis team members, medical students, fellows, residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other allied health professionals.

Questions

For registration information, or if you need special accommodations, please contact Marty Kenyon at (717) 561-5382.

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