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Early Identification of Sepsis in Nursing Facilities: Opportunities and Hurdles
May 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sepsis is a leading cause of hospital readmissions for nursing home residents, yet the early identification of sepsis in nursing homes remains a challenge. With limited research available, how might we begin to tackle this problem?
Please join Christine LaRocca, MD, Medical Director at Telligen QIN-QIO, and the National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign to learn more about sepsis, who is at risk and the signs and symptoms for early detection. In addition, we will:
- Review examples of sepsis screening tools commonly used in hospital settings;
- Learn what tools to use while recognizing the limitations of sepsis screening tools in the nursing home population; and
- Understand the elements of evidence-based treatment for optimal outcomes.
*Registration is required to guarantee your spot in the webinar. The number of registrants is limited, so sign up as soon as possible!
About Christine LaRocca, MD
Dr. LaRocca is an internist and fellowship-trained, board-certified geriatrician. She received her medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and completed an internal medicine residency and geriatrics fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Christine serves as Medical Director to Telligen, supporting all of the Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization’s tasks, including Telligen’s partnership with over 75% of nursing homes in Iowa, Illinois and Colorado. She also provides clinical subject matter expertise for the national Evaluation and Monitoring of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative, the Evaluation of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model, and the Evaluation of the BPCI Advanced Model.