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Special Trauma Grand Rounds: Sepsis – A Leading Cause of Hospital Deaths

September 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free
Daniel B. DiGiulio, MD,
Clinical Instructor, Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

Sepsis is a serious medical condition caused by an overwhelming immune response to infection that can progress to shock, multi-organ failure and death. Severe sepsis affects approximately 750,000 Americans annually, with a mortality rate of ~28-50%. This educational activity will cover the epidemiology, pathophysiology, early diagnosis, and optimal treatment of sepsis and septic shock, including in vulnerable populations such as the elderly and immunocompromised.

 

Desired Outcomes:

  • Define the following terms: systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock
  • Examine the pathophysiology of sepsis
  • Describe the priorities for treatment of sepsis
  • Recognize the changing epidemiology of sepsis with an increasing number of cases due to infections with Gram-positive bacteria
  • Cite prevention strategies to reduce sepsis and septic shock
  • Suspect sepsis over other conditions, particularly in older patients and patients with weakened immune systems
  • Recognize and diagnose sepsis in a timely and efficient manner

CME Activity Flyer (PDF)

Details

Date:
September 15, 2017
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Natividad Medical Center
1441 Constitution Blvd
Salinas, CA 93906 United States
Phone:
831-755-4111
Website:
www.natividad.com

Organizer

Andrew McCague, DO, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care, CME Committee Chair