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Post-Sepsis Syndrome: Recognition and Management
Post-sepsis syndrome affects up to 50% sepsis survivors, and is associated with cognitive, physical, and mental health impairments. Healthcare professionals who recognize post-sepsis syndrome and initiate treatment can positively impact post-sepsis quality of life in their patients. This webinar will review signs and symptoms of sepsis and categorize them from a review of the literature. Opportunities for improving outcomes, including determination of a patient’s goals of care, functional and mental health rehabilitation, and infection prevention, are discussed.

Dec 12, 2019 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Cairn Ruhumuliza, RN, MS, CPHQ
Sepsis Coordinator/Abstractor @McLaren Northern Michigan
With over 45 years of experience in nursing, Cairn’s clinical background is primarily critical care, and she has maintained CCRN certification for almost her entire career. Cairn has taught nursing academically for years, in addition to roles in administration/professional development, vendor support education, entrepreneurship, and international nursing. Cairn served 3 years as a mentor to the Dean of School of Nursing in Rwanda, Africa, with the goal of building health care capacity for the Dean, faculty, students, and nurses, through a partnership with the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Human Resources for Health and the University of Chicago, Illinois. In her current role as Sepsis Coordinator for McLaren Northern Michigan, and as chair of the system-wide Sepsis Excellence Team, Cairn focuses uniquely on sepsis issues. This has allowed advances in patient outcomes, through education, systems management, and careful monitoring and mid-stream adjustments of goals based on data.
Catherine (Terri) Hough, MD, MSc
Professor of Medicine @The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at the University of Washington
Terri Hough is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at the University of Washington. Dr. Hough is an intensivist, working in the Medical and Trauma-Surgical ICUs at Harborview Medical Center. She is an NIH-funded researcher focused on improving outcomes after critical illness and injury. She is Principal Investigator of the Pacific Northwest Clinical Center of the NHLBI-funded PETAL Network, and Principal Investigator/Co-Investigator on many ongoing clinical trials, implementation science, and epidemiologic studies of patients with ARDS, sepsis, and chronic critical illness. Dr. Hough received a B.A. in Cellular Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, M.D. at the University of California, San Francisco, and a M.Sc. in Epidemiology at the University of Washington. She did her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and has been at the University of Washington since 1999.