Sepsis Alliance Launches The Sepsis Institute to Prepare Healthcare Providers for Excellence in Sepsis Care

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The Sepsis Institute premieres the Sepsis and Home Healthcare training module. Using a micro-learning format, this training module empowers home healthcare providers to recognize sepsis in the home care setting and help save lives.

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"The Sepsis Institute will enhance the skills, strategies, and performance of members of the healthcare community in diagnosing and treating sepsis, and ultimately saving lives,” said Karin Molander, MD, FACEP, Chair-Elect, Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors.

Today, Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s first and leading sepsis organization, announced the launch of The Sepsis Institute (TSI), an online learning platform that provides healthcare professionals across the continuum of care with high quality, evidence-based sepsis education and training to improve diagnosis and outcomes for the millions who are harmed by sepsis every year in the United States.

Taking an estimated 270,000 lives a year in the United States alone, sepsis is the body’s life-threatening reaction to an infection. TSI offers healthcare providers high-value training modules, webinars, and resources using an innovative and convenient micro-learning approach. With the micro-learning format, healthcare providers can complete training courses in short segments at their own pace. The content on TSI is created, reviewed, and led by a collection of recognized subject matter experts.

“We are confident that with leading healthcare experts in sepsis at its helm, The Sepsis Institute will enhance the skills, strategies, and performance of members of the healthcare community in diagnosing and treating sepsis, and ultimately saving lives,” said Karin Molander, MD, FACEP, Chair-Elect, Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors.

In addition to on-demand sepsis specific webinars, ranging from fluid resuscitation to caring for sepsis survivors, The Sepsis Institute premieres a brand new training module, Sepsis and Home Healthcare. This module, designed specifically for home healthcare professionals, covers sepsis risk factors, identification, screening methods (SIRS, qSOFA), the Home Care Association Adult Sepsis Screening tool, treatment, and more. Sepsis and Home Healthcare is presented by Al Cardillo, LMSW, the President and CEO of the Home Care Association of NY State, and Amy Bowerman, RN, BSN, the Executive Director of MVSH – Senior Health Network.

“Many patients who are receiving home care already have a health condition, or are recovering from one, which puts them at an increased risk of developing an infection that could lead to sepsis,” said Cardillo. “Sepsis and Home Healthcare will empower home care providers with the knowledge and tools to help them potentially prevent sepsis, identify it through early screening and assessment, and intervene with physicians and hospitals to get patients proper treatment quickly, when sepsis is most treatable. This is vital because we know that 80-90% of sepsis cases originate in the community, and as many as 80% of deaths could be prevented with rapid diagnosis and treatment.”

Healthcare providers can earn continuing education credits for many of the courses offered on TSI. Sepsis Alliance is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17068, to award contact hours. TSI is also partnering with top-tier organizations to offer CME for physicians and CE credits for providers across the continuum of care.

To learn more about The Sepsis Institute, and join to take the courses, please visit https://www.sepsisinstitute.org/.

Some of the webinars and modules presented on The Sepsis Institute are supported in part by a 2019 partnership with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Division of Research, Innovation, and Ventures (DRIVe), part of the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. The information or content and conclusions expressed on The Sepsis Institute are those of the authors. This content should not be construed as the official position or policy of BARDA, ASPR, HHS, or the U.S. Government and does not represent official endorsements by these entities.

About Sepsis Alliance:
Sepsis Alliance is the first and leading sepsis organization in the U.S., working in all 50 states to save lives and reduce suffering by raising awareness of sepsis as a medical emergency. Sepsis.org, the organization’s website, serves the needs of more than 2.5 million visitors each year. In 2011, Sepsis Alliance designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month to bring healthcare professionals and community members together in the fight against sepsis. Sepsis Alliance gives a voice to the millions of people who have been touched by sepsis – to the survivors, and the friends and family members of those who have survived or who have died. Since 2003, sepsis awareness in the U.S. has risen from 19% to 65%. Sepsis Alliance is a GuideStar Platinum Rated charity. For more information, please visit http://www.sepsis.org. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter at @SepsisAlliance.

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