Transitions of Care After Sepsis Hospitalization

4.5 (2 votes)

Recorded On: 08/18/2021


Aggressive, early sepsis identification and treatment initiatives have decreased in-hospital mortality for patients with sepsis over the last two decades. However, management of sepsis survivors during the transition out of the hospital is complex, as patients frequently face persistent downstream effects of their illness. Dr. Taylor, a physician scientist with NIH-funding to study optimal strategies for post-sepsis care, will address what is known about the post-acute care needs of sepsis survivors and discuss evidence-based approaches to meet these needs.

Learning Objectives: 

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

  • Demonstrate awareness of the challenged faced by sepsis survivors in the transition out of acute care settings;
  • Define best practices to address the post-acute care needs of sepsis survivors; 
  • Identify key implementation factors relevant to the success of sepsis transition support across different settings.

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.

Webinar Supporters:

Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided by BD and Beckman Coulter for this webinar.


Stephanie Parks Taylor, MD, MS

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

Atrium Health

Stephanie Taylor, MD, MS, is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Taylor’s research interests focus on applying health services methods and pragmatic clinical trials to advance the learning hospital system and improve outcomes for patients with sepsis. She is the principal investigator of multiple NIH-funded studies evaluating optimal care strategies for sepsis survivors.

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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