Every child with sepsis deserves life-saving care, and nursing leaders Kimberly DeNicolo and Tracy Lowerre have risen to the challenge as the 2019 winners of the Erin’s Campaign for Kids Nursing Award. Join us for the Children’s Hospital Association Sepsis Webcast Series January 28, 2020 event, “Nurses Challenging Sepsis: Saving Children’s Lives” as these two outstanding nurse champions share their innovative strategies for improving sepsis outcomes.
Kimberly DeNicolo, ED Quality Coordinator, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
One of two winners of the Sepsis Alliance pediatric nursing award, Kimberly is the nursing lead for her hospital’s ED multidisciplinary sepsis committee as well as a member of CHA’s Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes (IPSO) inpatient and facilitation teams. She collaborates with the inpatient sepsis teams by sharing the ED improvement work and helps tailor future interventions based on their experience within acute care areas.
Tracy Lowerre, Nurse Clinician, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU Health
The other winner of the Sepsis Alliance pediatric nursing award, Tracy has worked in the pediatric ICU for nearly 20 years and is the co-chair of her hospital’s pediatric sepsis committee. She works closely with leadership, IT and other units on innovations to improve treatment for septic patients. She also works to change processes that improve antibiotic administration times within the system.