Sepsis Education Resources
OHA will be recording and saving all of the education sessions and coaching calls as resources for hospitals.
May 17 -
May 17, 2017
*** Please note the change in time to 1:00pm EST
Topic: Spotlight on Sepsis Alliance
The Sepsis Alliance has been a community partner with the Ohio Hospital Association in its efforts of achieving a reduction in sepsis mortality. Please join this webcast to learn about the valuable and accessible resources available through Sepsis Alliance and meet their team.
Registration is necessary for this event and can be done here.
June 14 - in-person OHA Quality Summit
(all calls 11:30am-12:30pm - Session topics and dates are subject to change)
Email Ryan Everett at firstname.lastname@example.org for call-in information
Jan. 13, 2016 - 11:30-12:30pm (Coaching Call) - Action Plans
OHA held a webinar to focus on Action Plans and Improvement Processes. To begin, OHA presented a Driver Diagram that can be used by hospitals. This was followed by a presentation from Jeanie Alt, RN, BSN,
who serves as Quality Improvement Supervisor, and Cindy Mefferd,
Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer, from Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center. This was followed by a presentation by Mary LeVan,
Director of Quality/Risk Management, and Grant Varian, MD,
Medical Director, from Mary Rutan Hospital.
Feb. 17, 2016 - 11:30-12:30pm - "Stopping Sepsis Initiative"
The Ohio Hospital Association hosted an Educational webinar as a part of its statewide initiative on stopping sepsis. This webinar provided an overview of the leadership approach to action planning and sustainable improvements in sepsis care (through early identification and early intervention) made by the Kennedy Health System in Stratford, New Jersey in their “Stopping Sepsis Initiative”.
Marianne Kraemer, RN, MPA, Ed.M, CCRN
Dr. Cindy Meng Hou
March 16, 2016 - 11:30-12:30pm - "Pre-Hospital Provider Recognition and Treatment of Sepsis"
The Ohio Hospital Association hosted its monthly sepsis webinar featuring Rommie Duckworth on “Pre-Hospital Provider Recognition and Treatment of Sepsis”. Rommie Duckworth, LP is a dedicated emergency responder and award-winning educator with more than 25 years working in career and volunteer fire departments, hospital healthcare systems, and public and private emergency medical services. Currently a career fire captain and paramedic EMS coordinator, Rommie is an emergency services advocate, a frequent speaker at conferences around the world, and a contributor to emergency services research, textbooks, and print and online media. Rommie was also awarded as a 2015 Sepsis Hero by Sepsis Alliance.
April 20, 2016 - 11:30-12:30pm - "Obstetric Sepsis and Simulation Training"
The Ohio Hospital Association hosted its monthly sepsis webinar featuring Cynthia Shellhaas, MD, MPH, and Stephen Thung, MD, from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. They discussed maternal morbidity & mortality, the Ohio Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review (PAMR) project, discussed simulation training and the related project through PAMR in Ohio, as well as OSU’s OB Sepsis project.
May 18, 2016 - 11:30-12:30pm - "Integrating Palliative Care as Standard Care in Sepsis Treatment"
Katherine Eilenfeld, DO:
Dr. Eilenfeld is an Internal and Palliative Medicine physician with Westshore Primary Care in Westlake, Ohio. Dr. Eilenfeld earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry from Valparaiso University and her Doctor of Osteopathy from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM). She completed her internship and residency, both in internal medicine, at University Hospital St. John Medical Center and her fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Dr. Eilenfeld is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Eilenfeld’s primary focus is on adult primary care, chronic disease, and palliative medicine including aggressive pain and symptom management. She has special interest in the areas of geriatrics, end of life care, and medical ethics.
Marlene Oliver, BSN, RN-BC, CHPN:
Marlene Oliver is a Palliative Care Coordinator at University Hospital St. John Medical Center in Westlake, Ohio. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Ohio University and an Associate of Science in Nursing degree from Lorain County Community College. She is a board certified hospice and palliative care nurse and is a member of the Supportive Care Coalition and the Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association.
June 15th, 2016 - OHA Quality Summit - "Across the Continuum of Care"
The June education session was held in-person as a part of OHA’s 9th Annual Quality Summit
. The slides for each panelist are linked below.
James O’Brien, MD, MS, Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety - OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital; Chair, Board of Directors - Sepsis Alliance
Pre-hospitalization handoff to ED: Lisa Schlemmer, RN, BSN, CFRN, EMT-P, Clinical Manager, Air Care & Mobile Care - University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Handoffs between the ED and inpatient care: Shankar Kurra, MD, Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs - Fisher-Titus Medical Center
Handoffs between inpatient and post-acute care: Kelly Belcher, MSW, LISW, SNF CCN Program Manager - OhioHealth SNF Continuing Care Network
Transitions to palliative/hospice/end-of-life care: Charles von Gunten, MD, PhD, Vice President, Medical Affairs, Hospice and Palliative Care - OhioHealth
July 20, 2016 - 11:30-12:30pm - "Fluid Resuscitation: Addressing Physician Buy-in with Clinical Evidence"
Presenters: Michael Patterson, DO
- Vice President, Medical Affairs
, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital & Carole Cahaney, BSN
, Sepsis Coordinator, Quality Improvement Specialist,
Aug. 17, 2016 - 11:30-12:30pm - "Adequacy of Fluid Resuscitation"
Presenters: Michael Taylor, MD, FACS - Medical Director, Surgical Critical Care, Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital; Medical Director, Critical Care, and Vice Chief of Staff, Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital; Board of Directors, Sepsis Alliance
Case Studies/Success Stories by:
Kim Biery, DNP, RN, NEA-BC - Director Quality Innovation, Miami Valley Hospital and Miami Valley Hospital South
Mary Kate Dilts-Skaggs, DNP, RN, NE-BC - Director of Nursing, Emergency Services, Southern Ohio Medical Center
Elvis Walters, BSN, RN - Nurse Manager, Emergency Services, Southern Ohio Medical Center
September - Sepsis Awareness Month
In recognition of September being Sepsis Awareness Month, the CDC is hosted three free educational presentations throughout the month related to sepsis. For this reason, OHA did not conduct its regular monthly call. The CDC calls are linked below:
OHA and our hospitals are taking the lead to decrease the number of sepsis deaths in Ohio by increasing early recognition of the signs of sepsis and early intervention. In September, OHA launched the next phase of our work with the "OHA Signs of Sepsis (SOS)" initiative. This initiative aims to engage partners across the continuum of care. More information can be found on our OHA SOS webpage. Watch our September news event here. Below is the OHA SOS "Be a Lifesaver" vignette:
Presenter: Steven D. Burdette, MD, FIDSA, FACP
Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:30-12:30pm - Antibiotic Selection in Sepsis Care
; Professor of Medicine
, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine; Infectious Diseases Fellowship Director
, WSU; Medical Director
, Employee Health Kettering Health Network; Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship,
Miami Valley Hospital
Jan. 18, 2016 - 11:30-12:30pm - Effective Practices
Presenters: Heidi Mannix
, Director, Data Analysis and Reporting
, Ohio Hospital Association
Maria Ryhal, MD
, CQI Physician Liaison
, Salem Regional Medical Center
Lyn Pethtel, BS, SM(ASCP), RN, CIC, Director, Quality Improvement & Infection Control
, Salem Regional Medical Center
Diane Cartwright, RN, BSN, CCM
, Quality and Accreditation
, Cleveland Clinic Akron General Lodi Hospital
May 7, 2015 - Informational Webinar for Statewide Sepsis Initiative
June 10, 2015 - Quality Summit: The Impact of Sepsis
At the OHA Quality Summit, Dr. James O'Brien, MD, MS, the Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, delivered the Keynote address and moderated a panel of Ohio hospitals on the topic of sepsis.
July 15, 2015 - 11:30-12:30pm (Coaching Call)
Overall data-sharing discussion & Gap Analysis - recorded session
Slides can be found here
Questions from the call can be found here
Aug. 12, 2015 - 11:30-12:30pm (Educational Call)
OHA held a webinar focusing on understanding sepsis and the evidence-based bundles. Dr. James O'Brien from Sepsis Alliance & OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, serving as the physician champion of OHA's initiative, was the presenter.
Sept. 16, 2015 - 11:30-12:30pm (Coaching Call)
Oct. 21, 2015 - 11:30-12:30pm (Educational Call)
OHA hosted a webinar to hear from two Ohio hospitals regarding “Early Recognition of Sepsis”. Successes, lessons learned, challenges addressed, and work in progress were shared by both an academic medical center, University Hospitals, as well as a community hospital, Knox Community Hospital. In addition, Summa Health System also shared a best practice tool with the statewide initiative.
Early recognition of Sepsis: Effective Practices and Lessons Learned - recorded session
Nov. 18, 2015 - 11:30-12:30pm (Coaching Call)
OHA held a webinar focusing upon the topic of fluid resuscitation, a component of the three-hour bundle. The key presenter was Matthew Exline, MD, who is an associate professor of Clinical, Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the Ohio State University.
Our case example for this month was presented by Jennifer Meek, MSN, RN, who serves as Quality Improvement Specialist at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She addressed how triage assessment has changed sepsis care delivery in the Emergency Department and how it has improved compliance with the three-hour bundle.
Fluid Resuscitation in Septic Shock - recorded session
Slides for Dr. Exline's presentation can be found here