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


National sepsis expert and champion, Dr. Steven Q. Simpson facilitated 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 be able to 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 was also shared.

Following the presentation, participants were 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


Continuing Education:
2 hours of participation were offered for this event.

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

Hosted by Great Plains Quality Innovation Network – Nebraska


In addition to the event listed above, we also hosted 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.