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WebEx Opportunity: New Sepsis Intervention Initiative in Home Care and Beyond
December 12 at 1:00 p.m. CT

This session will present the development of the Home Care Association of New York State (HCA) Home Care Sepsis Initiative and Tool. Feedback and lessons learned about the clinical use of the Tool will be discussed. A major foundation project grant to promote statewide adoption, use and cross-sector collaboration in sepsis response was recently awarded to HCA. Explanation of this initiative and implementation will be provided as it can be adopted in other states, in other sectors and in innovative models (e.g. sepsis bundles). Case examples will help to further clarify the clinical application of early recognition and treatment of sepsis.

By the end of the session you should be able to:

  • Describe the HCA Home Care Sepsis Initiative and Tool
  • Identify areas for adoption, use, and cross-sector collaboration in sepsis response
  • Discuss clinical case examples to further understand the use of the screening and how it can be applied in your environment

For additional details and to register, visit the Sepsis Alliance site.

For the next two years, the Great Plans QIN team will provide evidence-based tools, resources, training and subject matter experts to reach rural communities and raise awareness of sepsis as a medical emergency. Targeted community partners include emergency medical services teams, patients and family members and rural community providers. Often these are the individuals first responding to individuals with sepsis. Awareness of the signs and symptoms of sepsis is critical knowledge that can save lives. We believe, through this concerted effort and partnerships, improvements can be made in early recognition and treatment of sepsis to improve outcomes and prevent unnecessary deaths.