An Introduction to Sepsis

An Introduction to Sepsis

Approximately one in every three patients who die in a hospital had sepsis. But what is sepsis? What do we know about it and what have we yet to figure out?

In this episode of Continuum, we’re joined by Mandy Bodily-bartrum and Valerie Pasnau. Mandy is the vice president of infection prevention at Vibra Healthcare and Val is Vibra’s vice president of clinical education and operations.

Mandy and Val provide an explanation of what sepsis is and how it is identified and treated. Most importantly, they discuss how sepsis is prevented, which includes a high-level of attention being placed on antibiotic stewardship.

Resources

What is Sepsis?

Infection Prevention in Hospitals

Antibiotic Stewardship Programs

CDC: Sepsis

Sepsis Alliance