Today, Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s first and leading sepsis organization, announced the launch of The Sepsis Institute (TSI), an online learning platform that provides healthcare professionals across the continuum of care with high quality, evidence-based sepsis education and training to improve diagnosis and outcomes for the millions who are harmed by sepsis every year in the United States.
Taking an estimated 270,000 lives a year in the United States alone, sepsis is the body’s life-threatening reaction to an infection. TSI offers healthcare providers high-value training modules, webinars, and resources using an innovative and convenient micro-learning approach. With the micro-learning format, healthcare providers can complete training courses in short segments at their own pace. The content on TSI is created, reviewed, and led by a collection of recognized subject matter experts.
We are confident that with leading healthcare experts in sepsis at its helm, The Sepsis Institute will enhance the skills, strategies, and performance of members of the healthcare community in diagnosing and treating sepsis, and ultimately saving lives.”
Karin Molander, MD, FACEP, Chair-Elect, Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors
In addition to on-demand sepsis specific webinars, ranging from fluid resuscitation to caring for sepsis survivors, The Sepsis Institute premieres a brand new training module, Sepsis and Home Healthcare. This module, designed specifically for home healthcare professionals, covers sepsis risk factors, identification, screening methods (SIRS, qSOFA), the Home Care Association Adult Sepsis Screening tool, treatment, and more. Sepsis and Home Healthcare is presented by Al Cardillo, LMSW, the President and CEO of the Home Care Association of NY State, and Amy Bowerman, RN, BSN, the Executive Director of MVSH – Senior Health Network.
Many patients who are receiving home care already have a health condition, or are recovering from one, which puts them at an increased risk of developing an infection that could lead to sepsis. Sepsis and Home Healthcare will empower home care providers with the knowledge and tools to help them potentially prevent sepsis, identify it through early screening and assessment, and intervene with physicians and hospitals to get patients proper treatment quickly, when sepsis is most treatable. This is vital because we know that 80-90% of sepsis cases originate in the community, and as many as 80% of deaths could be prevented with rapid diagnosis and treatment.”
Al Cardillo, LMSW, President and CEO of the Home Care Association of NY State
Healthcare providers can earn continuing education credits for many of the courses offered on TSI. Sepsis Alliance is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17068, to award contact hours. TSI is also partnering with top-tier organizations to offer CME for physicians and CE credits for providers across the continuum of care.