Sepsis Overview: Challenges and Solutions for Laboratories

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Mirta Gamez, M.T.(A.S.C.P.), C.L.S.

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Sepsis presents a global healthcare crisis, with more people dying from sepsis than from prostate cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined.(1,2) Early intervention is critical, and the clinical laboratory plays a crucial role in early detection. View this on-demand webinar to hear Mirta Gamez, MT(ASCP), CLS, explore the laboratory’s role in clinical sepsis diagnosis and treatment. After attending this webinar, you will be able to: -Articulate the basic etiology of sepsis and its impact on healthcare -Identify the challenges that affect the rapid diagnosis of sepsis -Guide how—and when—common sepsis biomarkers are used for detection and monitoring -Advise on the role of the laboratory in sepsis diagnosis and management P.A.C.E. credit is available for your participation.* (1)Kumar G A et al. “Nationwide Trends of Severe Sepsis in the twenty First Century (2000-2007). Chest, 2011;16:1223–1231. doi: 10.1378/chest.11-0352. (2)Hall MJ, Williams SJ, DeFrances CJ, Golosinsky A. “Inpatient Care for Septicemia or Sepsis: a Challenge for Patients and Hospitals.” Accessed on http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db62.pdf Apr 16, 2019. *Beckman Coulter Inc. is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. These credits are recognized by the State of California. At this time, we cannot issue continuing education credits for those who provide healthcare (or work for an institution that provides healthcare) in Massachusetts or Vermont.

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