Presentation Handout


Sepsis is a complication caused by the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection. It can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Sepsis is difficult to diagnose. It happens quickly and can be confused with other conditions early on. Sepsis is a medical emergency. Time matters. When sepsis is quickly recognized and treated, lives are saved. Healthcare providers are the critical link to preventing, recognizing, and treating sepsis. (CDC VitalSigns, 08/16)

This webinar will address early recognition and treatment to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with sepsis.

Target Audience:

Physicians, nurses, infection preventionists, infection prevention teams, quality improvement teams, and anyone from any health care setting with an interest in  learning more about early recognition and treatment of sepsis


Upon completion of the WebEx, participants will be able to:

  1. Compare the differences between old and new sepsis definitions
  2. Apply the new criteria to quickly identify patients with sepsis
  3. Identify how to manage patients with sepsis by using the new 2017 SCCM sepsis guidelines


Tze Shien Lo, MD, Infectious Diseases
VA Hospital
Fargo, ND