Enhancing Recovery from Sepsis and COVID-19

Enhancing Recovery from Sepsis and COVID-19

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Recorded On: 09/17/2020


This talk reviews our current understanding of long-term outcomes from sepsis; discusses what is known about recovery from COVID-19; reviews best practices for enhancing recovery from sepsis; and discusses current trials underway to enhance recovery from sepsis. The story of recovery from a sepsis survivor is shared.

Learning Objectives: 

At the end of the activity, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe long-term sequelae of sepsis;
  • Review the current state of knowledge regarding long-term outcome and recovery from COVID-19;
  • Discuss recommended practices for enhancing recovery from sepsis (across continuum, from hospital to outpatient management);
  • List current trials in process that are focused on enhancing recovery from sepsis.

Target Audience: 

Nurses, advanced practice providers, physicians, emergency responders, pharmacists, medical technologists, respiratory therapists, physical/occupational therapists, infection prevention specialists, data/quality specialists, and more.

Hallie Prescott, MD, MSc

Associate Professor

University of Michigan

Dr. Hallie Prescott is an Associate Professor in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at the University of Michigan and staff physician at the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Hospital. She is an expert in long-term outcomes and recovery after sepsis. Her research program has been funded by AHRQ, NIH, and Department of Veterans Affairs. She is a vice-chair of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines, council member of the International Sepsis Forum, and physician-lead for a BlueCross/Blue Shield of Michigan sepsis quality improvement consortium of 50 Michigan hospitals.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 1.6 contact hours.

Other healthcare professionals will receive a certificate of attendance for 1.25 contact hours.

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