2018 Sepsis: New Insights into Detection and Management
This intensive one day course will give hospitalists insight into a variety of clinical issues important in managing patients with sepsis and septic shock. Topics will include choice of appropriate antibiotics, best strategies to assess volume status and novel adjunctive therapies for sepsis. We will also discuss protocols for early detection of sepsis and reporting requirements for healthcare-associated infections. In addition, there will be an opportunity to test knowledge through interactive case presentations.
The course is designed for practicing hospitalists (physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants) with an emphasis on building upon the hospitalist’s considerable experience with the management of sepsis. Course instructors include critical care and infectious disease specialists with extensive teaching backgrounds. The overarching goal of this course is to provide hospitalists practical knowledge to aid them in the recognition and treatment of sepsis.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be better able to:
- Describe best practices in early detection and management of sepsis
- Identify optimal antibiotic therapy and adjunctive treatments for sepsis
- Recognize the difference between clinical definitions and surveillance definitions used for NHSN reporting
- Discuss how to best assess volume status
- Interpret positive blood culture results and recognize when further investigation is necessary
The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this live activity Sepsis: New Insights into Detection and Management for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 6.75 Non-physician