SAN DIEGO (October 15, 2019)—Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s first and leading sepsis organization, announced the launch of The Sepsis Institute (TSI), an online learning platform that provides health care 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 U.S. alone, sepsis is the body’s life-threatening reaction to an infection. TSI offers health care providers high-value training modules, webinars and resources using an innovative and convenient micro-learning approach. With the micro-learning format, health care 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 health care experts in sepsis at its helm, The Sepsis Institute will enhance the skills, strategies and performance of members of the health care 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 health care 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 homecare 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 homecare 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.”
Health care 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 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.