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STOP Sepsis

Upcoming training sessions

Improving Sepsis Outcomes Across the Continuum of Care

November 21, 2017
Windsor Place
714 South Walnut Street
Coffeyville, KS 67337
*Training time 2-3 p.m. and 4-5 p.m.

November 30, 2017
Galena Nursing Center
1220 E. 8th Street
Galena, KS 66739
*Training time 2:30-3:30 p.m.

December 4, 2017
Quaker Hill
8675 SE 72nd Terrace
Baxter Springs, KS 66713
*Training time 2-3 p.m. and 4-5 p.m

December 14, 2017
Eureka Nursing Center
1020 N. School
Eureka, KS 67045
*Training time 12:30-1:30 pm and 2:15-3:15 pm

Sepsis Case reviews

December 14, 2017
*Webinar from 12-1 p.m.

For more information or to implement a sepsis initiative, contact:

Nicole Palmer, DSRIP program manager
913-588-7860
npalmer@kumc.edu

STOP Sepsis (Standard Techniques, Operations, and Procedures for Sepsis) brings together hospitals, EMS and long-term care facilities to create a more cohesive continuum of care in Kansas communities.

The STOP Sepsis program prepares leaders and educators to train colleagues on evidence-based care of sepsis and to lead sepsis quality-improvement initiatives.

The education, continuing education and data collection efforts are customized to each provider type. To provide one-on-one engagement, STOP Sepsis recently integrated the program into a broader statewide outreach effort.

STOP Sepsis has successfully transitioned from a primary focus on provider education to an emphasis on provider engagement. It operates with direct cooperation of the Kansas Heart and Stroke Collaborative.

To provide a comprehensive training experience, STOP Sepsis is now divided into two types of training sessions.

Time-Critical Diagnosis Management

Participants learn about the components of STEMI, stroke and sepsis care. Current evidence-based guidelines drive best practices for these time-critical diagnoses (TCD).

Standardized care embedded into order sets and associated time goals are reviewed in this training to assist your facility in providing prompt, appropriate care for patients who might be experiencing signs and symptoms of a heart attack, stroke or sepsis.

Program objectives

  • Identify ischemia injury and infarct changes typically seen on a 12-lead EKG to improve STEMI recognition
  • Initiate appropriate drug therapy based on current STEMI national guidelines, including indications, contraindications and dosing
  • List time goals recommended by current STEMI guidelines and select appropriate care based on hospital capabilities and distance to PCI-capable hospital
  • Contrast and compare signs and symptoms of stroke
  • Recall and list stroke types and mimics
  • Discuss and choose appropriate level of stroke care based upon symptoms, hospital capabilities and latest evidence
  • Identify barriers to timely treatment of sepsis
  • Demonstrate knowledge of evidence-based sepsis protocols
  • Understand the process of developing a QI project for sepsis

Improving SEPSIS Outcomes Across the Continuum of Care

Every day hundreds of Americans are affected by sepsis – a serious infection caused by germs invading the body. STOP Sepsis works in cooperation with the Kansas Sepsis Project.

The overall goal of the training is to increase awareness and management of sepsis.

Program objectives

  • Discuss the goals of the Kansas Sepsis Project
  • Learn that sepsis is frequent, deadly, debilitating and often unrecognized
  • Distinguish the clinical features of sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock
  • Initiate an integrated team-based, patient-centered approach to managing sepsis across the continuum, including nursing homes, EMS and hospitals

Participation, reporting and performance compensation: 2016-2017

The University of Kansas Health System and the STOP Sepsis team offer compensation based on participation, reporting and performance milestones. All payments are subject to submission of required documentation. The compensation system is available to hospitals and long-term care facilities.

Additional information

Sepsis is a silent killer that cleverly hides behind other diseases. It is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., with 20,000 cases annually in Kansas alone. Learn more about the deceptive signs of sepsis.

Rapid identification and aggressive, evidence-based responses are absolutely vital to survival and reduced morbidity. Learn more about the management of sepsis patients.

EMS professionals can help prevent sepsis infection or death by knowing the risk factors, identifying the symptoms and providing prompt treatment on the way to the hospital. Learn more about the EMS role in sepsis prevention.