• Webinar/Call
  • January 31, 2019

Challenging Sepsis: Nurses Take the Lead

Frontline nurses are crucial in the process of rapid identification and interventions for the pediatric sepsis patient. As momentum in the battle against sepsis continues to strengthen, there is a rising opportunity for nurses to lead multidisciplinary teams in initiatives in their organizations.

Presented in partnership with Sepsis Alliance, join the 2018 winners of the Erin's Campaign for Kids Nursing Award, and Children's Hospital Association, to learn their strategies for nursing education and standardizing the care of patients with suspected sepsis. As advancing sepsis detection and treatment are essential to improving outcomes, discover how Mary Kate Abbadessa and Andrea Cowan successfully drove change in sepsis care at their respective institutions and in the community.

Sepsis advocate, Dr. Hillary Spangler, will also share her journey of pediatric sepsis survival and how it has inspired her passion for sepsis initiatives.  


marykate_abbadessa_90x115pxMary Kate Abbadessa, MSN, RN, RN-BC, CPEN
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Emergency Department Clinical Nurse Specialist-Fellow


andrea_cowan_90x115pxAndrea Cowan, RN, BSN
Primary Children's Hospital
Emergency Department Nurse

hillary_spangler_90x115jpgHillary Spangler, MD
UNC Children’s Hospital
Internal Medicine and Pediatric Physician


This webinar is open to CHA member hospitals and pediatric sepsis clinicians in community hospitals focused on improving patient outcomes. There is no fee to attend.

About Sepsis Alliance: Sepsis Alliance is the leading nonprofit sepsis patient advocacy organization in North America. Sepsis Alliance’s mission is to save lives by raising awareness of sepsis as a medical emergency. Internationally, Sepsis Alliance works through the Global Sepsis Alliance, in collaboration with the International Sepsis Forum, the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies and the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine. For more information, visit www.sepsis.org.

January 31, 2019 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST - Eastern Time (GMT-05:00)