Healthcare Leaders Attend Statewide Sepsis Symposium
Posted on October 09, 2020
Nearly 400 healthcare professionals met virtually Oct. 1 for the MHA Keystone Center and Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety Consortium (HMS) Sepsis Symposium. The event followed the MHA Keystone Center sepsis Twitter chat during Sepsis Awareness Month in September.
During the day-long event, speakers reflected on the current state of sepsis in Michigan and provided education related to hospital and post-hospital sepsis management, early identification and treatment, and sepsis priorities at the national level.
Sepsis is the number one cause of hospitalization in the United States, with $62 billion spent each year to treat this illness. As part of the MHA Keystone Center’s mission of supporting healthcare providers to achieve excellence in the outcomes desired by the people they serve, the symposium aimed to advance sepsis best practices to improve health outcomes in Michigan.
National speakers, Reena Duseja, MD, director, division of quality measurement, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and Runa Gokhale, MD, medical officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, offered insight on national policy and emphasized the importance of antibiotic stewardship in the treatment of sepsis. Additional key takeaways include the effectiveness of early recognition for sepsis survival and improving post-hospital management of sepsis to reduce readmissions and other long-term health adversities.
The recording and slides for this event are available. Members with questions may contact the MHA Keystone Center.
Posted in: Patient Safety & Quality