Improving Sepsis Survivorship: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Optimize Post-Sepsis Care
Recorded On: 02/12/2020
This course discusses a multidisciplinary approach for the care of patients after hospitalization for sepsis. Gain guidance from clinicians working at the U-M PULSE (Post-ICU Longitudinal Survivor Experience) clinic, which provides post-ICU care to sepsis survivors and which was honored in 2018 as a Sepsis Hero. Learn the resources you need to care for sepsis survivors, including staff, educational materials, and assessment tools. Finally, delve into the value brought by the interdisciplinary clinical team to improve sepsis survivorship and quality of life.
At the end of the activity, the learner should be able to:
- Identify key resources (staff, educational materials, assessments, tools) to provide optimal medical care after discharge following sepsis;
- Summarize common sequelae of sepsis that patients may experience;
- Restate the value of a multidisciplinary clinical team to enhance sepsis survivorship;
- List strategies to improve care for sepsis survivors and their family members.
Nurses, advanced practice providers, physicians, emergency responders, pharmacists, medical technologists, respiratory therapists, physical/occupational therapists, infection prevention specialists, data/quality specialists, and more.
Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided for this webinar by bioMérieux and Merck.
Jakob McSparron, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Michigan
Jakob McSparron, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Michigan. Dr. McSparron attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and completed residency in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Cornell. He went on to complete fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Harvard Combined Training Program. He currently serves as Associate Program Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship and Associate Director of the Critical Care Medicine Unit. His clinical and scholarly interests include ARDS, sepsis, post-ICU outcomes, and medical education. He is the clinical director of the UM-PULSE clinic.
Rima Mohammad, PharmD
Post ICU Clinical Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy; Clinical Pharmacist Specialist
University of Michigan College of Pharmacy; Michigan Medicine
Rima A. Mohammad is a Clinical Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Michigan College, of Pharmacy, as well as a Post-ICU Clinical Pharmacist Specialist at Michigan Medicine. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy at University of Cincinnati in 2004 and completed her pharmacy practice and critical care specialty residency at the University of Michigan in 2006. She is board certified specialist in pharmacotherapy and a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (FCCP). Rima is a key member of the interprofessional team caring for ICU survivors and caregivers at the University of Michigan Michigan Medicine, Post ICU Longitudinal Survivor Experience [PULSE] clinic. She has almost 14 years of acute care patient care experiences, developing and implementing innovative clinical services, research and teaching.
Mari Pitcher, MSW, MBA
Clinical Social Worker, Michigan Medicine Pulmonary Care Team
University of Michigan
Mari Pitcher, MSW 2000, MBA 1986 specializes in grief work, trauma work, and patient and family centered care for individuals and families impacted by life changing illnesses. Mari is currently a member of the Michigan Medicine Pulmonary Care Team, providing support to patients and families impacted by PICs, cystic fibrosis, COPD, ILD, and ventilator needs. She has over 18 years of hospice, palliative care, and grief work experience. Additionally, she has worked as a therapist supporting individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), histories of abuse and/or traumatic loss, anxiety, and depression. She is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Michigan School of Social Work teaching courses in interpersonal practice with individuals and small groups.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 1.7 contact hours.
Other healthcare professionals will receive a certificate of attendance for 1.25 contact hours.
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