April 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Northeast Community College, Life Long Learning Center
601 East Benjamin Avenue
Krystal Hays
(402) 476-1399 x522


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Join national sepsis expert and champion, Dr. Steven Q. Simpson as he facilitates learning and discussion on the critical role of EMS in the early recognition and management of septic patients through the use of case studies. EMS professionals will apply their knowledge of the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) criteria, identification of sepsis and treatment to improve outcomes and decrease mortality. A personal story of the devastating impact of sepsis will be shared.

Following the presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize SIRS and its components
  2. Develop an EMS plan for rescue of septic patients
  3. Interact with Emergency Departments to facilitate more rapid treatment of septic patients
  4. Recognize the differences among sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock, with attention to evolving definitions of sepsis

Dr. Simpson PhotoSteven Q. Simpson, MD
Acting Director, Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Director, Fellowship Training, Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
University of Kansas


Event Details:
For up-to-date event information, continuing education and handouts, stay tuned to this web page. For those that cannot travel to Norfolk, a live stream will be available. Details on connecting virtually will be posted here when available.

Continuing Education:
The Nebraska Department of Emergency Medical Services has approved this session for Continuing Education.  All other state EMS personal should contact their respective departments.

There is no cost to attend.

Contact information: 
Krystal Hays, DNP, RN, CADDCT, RAC-CT |  Quality Improvement Advisor
402/476-1399; Ext. 522 |  krystal.hays@area-a.hcqis.org

Hosted by Great Plains Quality Innovation Network – Nebraska


In addition to the event listed above, we will also be hosting a Connecting the Dots [Antibiotic Stewardship, Immunizations and Sepsis] Conference for healthcare providers and a Community Town Hall Meeting on April 9, 2019. Visit our website for complete details.