Early Sepsis Identification

Presented by

Tiffany Osborn, MD, MPH, Christopher Farnsworth, PhD, DABCC

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Sepsis is a growing healthcare crisis, causing over 11 million deaths worldwide. Early recognition and timely, comprehensive therapeutic interventions improve patient outcomes and have been codified in current clinical guidelines and government reporting requirements. However, non-specific presenting symptoms that mimic other diagnoses combined with multiple clinical definitions lead to diagnostic uncertainty. Identifying the undiagnosed septic patient within the sea of undifferentiated patients simultaneously presenting to the Emergency Department is challenging and can lead to potential treatment delays with associated increases in morbidity and mortality. During the webinar, Dr. Osborn and Dr. Farnsworth will discuss how teamwork between the laboratory and clinical medicine can improve patient care through earlier identification and treatment of septic patients. They will discuss the challenges associated with current screening biomarkers, as well as the opportunities presented by a novel sepsis biomarker, monocyte distribution width. After this webinar, you will be able to: - Explain the relationship between early sepsis treatment and improved patient mortality - Differentiate among Sepsis-2 and Sepsis-3 definitions and common sepsis screening criteria such as qSOFA and SIRS - Review published evidence supporting the effectiveness of monocyte distribution width in early sepsis detection P.A.C.E. credit is available for your participation.* *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. Most programs also provide State of Florida credits (with valid license number). 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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