Going to NTI? Join Sepsis Alliance for one of the many sepsis-focused activities in Denver this year! Keep reading to learn more about the Sepsis Showcase, Sepsis Learning Center (including downloadable slides), Sepsis Alliance Booth, and a concurrent session on the power of the patient's voice.

Sepsis Learning Center

Booth 1112


In the Sepsis Learning Center, supported by Sepsis Alliance, learn from clinicians and advocates about sepsis care across the continuum. Education sessions cover topics such as sepsis management, pediatric sepsis, transitions of care, and resources for clinicians and patients. 

Download the slides for Sepsis Learning Center sessions below!

Sepsis Learning Center Slides

  • All Slides: Sepsis Learning Center
  • The New CDC Hospital Sepsis Program Core Elements: A Roadmap for Hospitals - Pat Posa, RN, BSN, MSA, CCRN-K, FAAN
  • Guess It or Assess It: Getting the Fluids Right in Sepsis - Nicole Kupchik, MN, RN, CCRN-K, CCNS, PCCN-K
  • Stayin’ Alive: Clinical Notes that Shout the Song of Sepsis - Barbara McLean, MN, RN, CCRN, CCNS, CRNP, FCCM
  • Optimizing Outcomes in Pediatric Sepsis - Beth Wathen, MSN, RN, CCRN-K
  • Early Sepsis Recognition Saves Lives - Kathleen Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FCNS, FAAN
  • Sepsis Management: Myths, Controversies, and Evidence - Michael Ackerman, DNS, RN, FCCM, FNAP, FAANP; Tom Ahrens, RN, PhD, FAAN
  • The Power of Lessons Learned from a Sepsis Survivor - Don Smith
  • Sepsis and Sepsis Aftercare: Improving Transitions of Care for Sepsis Survivors - Mark Mikkelsen, MD, MSCE, FCCM

Sepsis Showcase

Booth 1106

In the Sepsis Showcase, supported by Sepsis Alliance, experience sepsis education activities from a variety of sources. There is something for every nurse to use in their nursing unit! Practice sepsis recognition and treatment with Virtual Reality (VR) headsets. Learn how to set up an escape room and participate in one. Try web-based, highly interactive sepsis scenarios in a patient room format. Access the most recent AACN sepsis education resources. Additionally, sepsis clinical scenarios will be offered for you to take and use on your unit for clinical simulation events. Don’t miss this wide variety of resources covering the simple to complex in sepsis recognition, treatment, and management.

Simulation Case Studies

Visit the Sepsis Alliance Booth!

Booth 1206

Come meet some of the team behind Sepsis Alliance and Sepsis Alliance Institute!

Sepsis Alliance is saving lives and reducing suffering by improving sepsis awareness and care. Through, Sepsis Alliance Institute, Sepsis Alliance Voices, Sepsis Alliance Connect, and Sepsis Innovation Collaborative, Sepsis Alliance is providing HCP, the public, and those touched by sepsis with education, support, and advocacy, saving lives and limbs.

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Attend a Concurrent Session: Power of the Patient's Voice in Sepsis: Putting Lessons Learned into Practice


Katy Grainger, Thomas S. Ahrens, RN, PhD, FAAN, Sara McMannus, RN, BSN, MBA


Session Details:

Tuesday, 5/21/2023

4:30 - 5:30 pm MT

Colorado Convention Center

Room 203

Session Summary

An estimated 1.4 million patients survive sepsis each year in the United States. Survivors often face many physical, mental and emotional challenges following their initial hospitalization. Hear a sepsis survivor and bilateral below-the-knee amputee discuss her ICU stay, recovery and life after sepsis. This intermediate session provides unique insight to the patient experience and strategies to interact with patients and their families to enhance survivorship.


  • Describe the physical and mental sequelae many sepsis survivors can experience.
  • Identify in-hospital strategies to minimize or prevent post-sepsis conditions.
  • Summarize best practice patient and family education tools and resources to utilize in acute care and recovery.