Surviving Sepsis Update

Sepsis is the 10th-leading cause of death in the United States. Early sepsis identification and rapid treatment modalities remain the most effective ways to properly manage septic patients. Linking early sepsis recognition with pathogen identification allows for practitioners to effectively administer proper antibiotic therapy more rapidly, hence decreasing morbidity and mortality. In a collaborative approach to improve the increasing rate of sepsis and severe sepsis, health-care providers have formulated different methods to not only rapidly identify sepsis, but also treat it. Despite multiple approaches, much confusion still remains on the management of septic patients. 

Target Audience

Critical Care Physicians, Cardiologists, Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Nephrologists, Pulmonologists, Infectious Disease Physicians, Neurologists, Gastroenterologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Pharmacists and other interested healthcare providers. 

Learning Objectives

  • List and define the criteria for sepsis and septic shock in Sepsis-3.
  • Implement treatment plans quickly when managing Sepsis-3.
  • Compare Sepsis-3 to criteria for sepsis quality improvement, surveillance and research. 
Additional information
Bibliography: 

Seymour CW, Liu VX, Iwashyna TJ, Brunkhorst FM, Rea TD, Scherag A, Rubenfeld G, Kahn JM, Shankar-Hari M, Singer M, Deutschman CS, Escobar GJ, Angus DC. Assessment of Clinical Criteria for SepsisFor the Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3). JAMA. 2016;315(8):762-774. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.0288

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
08/01/2016
Course expires: 
08/01/2018

Christopher W. Seymour, M.D. 
Assistant Professor
Department of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Christopher W. Seymour, M.D., has indicated that he is a consultant for Cytovale, Edwards Scientific and Beckman Coulter. Dr. Seymour has stated that the content of his CME presentation and his discussion as faculty will not relate to the business lines or products of these companies, and specifically will not include mention of, recommendations for, comparisons between or benefits of one treatment (device, equipment, product, drug, etc.) over another method or form of treatment. His discussion will not include mention of investigational or off-label usage.   

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Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
08/01/2016
Course expires: 
08/01/2018
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