Presentation/Slide Handout
Early Recognition and Management of Sepis for Post-acute Settings (MPRO)

Sepsis is one of the top diagnoses involved with readmissions throughout the Great Plains and Lake Superior Quality Innovation Networks. This webinar is the second in the series and introduces a toolkit developed after the successful implementation of an early recognition and management of sepsis program in post-acute care settings.

The toolkit contains evidence-based, best practice education on protocols that assist in timely and effective interventions which reduced 90-day readmissions and mortality in the community in which the program was implemented. The program and toolkit uses an integrated team approach with all health professionals, including certified nurse assistants in nursing facilities.

Target Audience:

Primarily skilled nursing facilities, but with content for all healthcare settings related to statistics, screening, and progression of sepsis.


Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the value of using an integrated team approach, from the medical director to the nursing assistant, in the implementation of a sepsis program
  • Describe the value of didactic learning sessions and the effectiveness in managing patients with sepsis


Population Health Integration Leader
St. Joseph Mercy Health System

Pat Posa is the Population Health Clinical Integration Leader for St. Joseph Mercy Health System in Southeastern Michigan. In this role, she has implemented a risk prediction tool and associated interventions within the hospital and post-acute settings. She also works as a Quality Excellence Leader for St. Joseph Mercy Hospital leading initiatives to reduce hospital acquired conditions, readmissions and other quality related areas. She has held various roles in healthcare in the hospital, ambulatory, and health plan settings over her 37 years in practice, including manager of inpatient critical care units, director of nursing and administrator of an outpatient multispecialty/primary care clinic.

Continuing Education:  

Application has been approved by the North Dakota Board of Nursing for one contact hour for nurses for this event.