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  • January 11, 2017

Nursing On the Forefront of the Battle Against Pediatric Sepsis: A Webinar for Clinicians

Register now for this Feb. 14 event.

Nurses play a central role on pediatric sepsis response teams, and collaboration between all providers is critical to recognizing sepsis early. Last fall, two pediatric nurses received the new Erin Kay Flatley Pediatric Sepsis Nursing Award for their work in early diagnosis and treatment. Named after Erin Flatley, who died of sepsis following a routine surgery, the award recognizes clinicians who are changing pediatric sepsis outcomes.

CHA's 2017 Sepsis Webinar Series kicks off with a closer look at these initiatives. The Feb. 14 webinar will also feature sepsis activist Carl Flatley, D.D.S., M.S.D., founder of Sepsis Alliance. He'll explain the award's purpose and announce the 2017 call for applications.

Then, listen in as the 2016 award winners share more about their successful initiatives. Julie Albright Gottfried, DNP, RN, CPNP will present her research on improved sepsis recognition and response through inter-professional training for sepsis teams, and explain how inter-professional training was implemented at Golisano Children's Hospital at The University of Rochester Medical Center.

Carolyn Nightingale Riker, B.S.N., RN will present on improved outcomes and implementation strategies with a nursing-driven, rapid sepsis screening process and sepsis clock in the emergency department at Boston Children's Hospital.

The webinar is open to any pediatric clinician interested in work that's advancing sepsis care. There is no fee to attend. This is the first event in the 2017 Sepsis Webinar Series; additional topics are in development to bring you topics that support your quality improvement work at whatever stage you're in. A library of 13 sepsis webinars is also available. Simultaneously, more than 35 children's hospitals are working on a sepsis collaborative. Enrollment opens in July.

Send questions or comments to magazine@childrenshospitals.org.