Invite your sepsis teams to listen to the following Podcasts. These sepsis discussions focus on challenges and opportunities regarding sepsis recognition and treatment to improve patient outcomes. We encourage you to share these podcasts in support of your hospital's Sepsis prevention efforts!
1. Pre-Hospital Sepsis Recognition & Treatment
Dr. Brent Duran, a Sepsis Physician Champion and Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita (KUMC-W), highlights how the recognition and treatment of Sepsis is necessary at all the points of patient contact to ensure timely care. In addition, the podcast explores the critical roles that Emergency Medical Services and Critical Access and Rural Hospitals play in enhancing timely sepsis care. Tune in to learn more.
2. Fluid Management for Sepsis
Dr. Steve Tremain, a Physician Improvement Advisor with Cynosure Health with 35 years of experience as a board certified physician in Family Medicine, highlights how fluid administration for severe sepsis and septic shock can be a point of contention with physicians and some organizations. This podcast provides discussion and evidence to support fluid resuscitation in the severe sepsis and septic shock population and the benefits of fluids for patients including those who have ESRD or CHF and present with sepsis. Listen and be challenged to encourage fluid resuscitation for your patients.
3. Post Op Sepsis SNAP Learnings
This podcast episode focuses on Post-Op Sepsis lessons learned and successful practices from St. Joseph Hospital, who participated in the HRET HIIN Post Op Sepsis Safety Networks to Accelerate Performance (SNAP) in 2017 and recently became the first Joint Commission Sepsis certified center in Kentucky! The podcast features Russ Judd, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Coordinator at St. Joseph Hospital, and April Hamilton, Quality Improvement Coordinator at St. Joseph Hospital East Campus. Listen to learn from your peers to better prevent post op sepsis.
4. Post Sepsis Syndrome
Post Sepsis Syndrome affects a large portion of hospitalized sepsis patients. This podcast explores the incidence and causes as well as potential prevention and treatment strategies for post sepsis syndrome. This podcast features a panel of Sepsis Champions from Kaiser Permanente Northern California:
- Dr. Thomas Russell, practicing emergency medicine physician and sepsis clinical lead for the last 2 years overseeing sepsis work for 21 medical centers.
- Elizabeth Scruth, Director of Tele Critical Care and director on the Certification Board of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
- Michael Tijerina, regional sepsis program manager and clinical consultant.
Listen up to learn ways to detect post sepsis syndrome.
5. Future of Sepsis
This final podcast of the series features Dr. Vincent Liu, an intensivist and the Regional Director of Hospital Advanced Analytics at Kaiser Permanente Northern California. Dr. Liu leads a NIH-funded research program that applies machine learning and informatics to improve Sepsis and acute care. This podcast reviews the evolution of the Sepsis definitions and looks toward the future and the research that is currently taking place. Sepsis recognition, treatment and definitions are constantly evolving with improved research and understanding in this topic. Make sure your hospital's physicians tune in to this episode; they will not want to miss it!