Webcast Will Discuss Protocols for Septic Maternity Patients

Although little evidence-based material has been published on maternal sepsis, the incidence of severe sepsis and septic shock is increasing in the antepartum, peripartum, and postpartum populations. Recognizing the need to screen for sepsis and applying appropriate protocols can start reducing that incidence.

During the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) webcast, Sepsis in Maternal Healthcare Settings, Brenda Downs, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, and Jeanne Sheffield, MD, will present an overview of the considerations unique to sepsis in labor and delivery. At the conclusion of this webcast, participants should be able to:

  • Describe how sepsis presents in the maternal population
  • Apply current evidence to the treatment of septic maternity patients
  • Identify screening parameters for the maternal patient

This event, part of SCCM’s Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) webcast series, provides strategies for successful application of the SSC guidelines. An initiative of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) and SCCM, the SSC aims to improve the management, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis in order to reduce its high mortality rate.

The Sepsis in Maternal Healthcare Settings webcast will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. Central Time. Register online today. Registration is complimentary for all participants. No CME is available. If you have any questions, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

Registration is still open for the Antibiotics and Sepsis: Appropriate Timing and Dosage webcast, which will take place on August 7, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. Central Time. Diana Wells, PharmD, BCPS, and Jeffrey Fish, PharmD, BCPS, will provide evidence and case-based information to achieve early and optimal impact from antimicrobial agents in sepsis patients.

These programs are supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.


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