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 Sepsis conference

  Secretary Karen Murphy invites each hospital in Pennsylvania to send their chief medical officer,
chief nursing officer and 
quality assurance representative to a one-day conference.

Oct. 26, 2016

Registration opens at 9:00 a.m.
Conference starts at 10 a.m.
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, Harrisburg/Camp Hill, Pa.




What is Sepsis and Why Does it Matter?
 Quality Improvement in Sepsis Care - Making a Difference
 Sepsis Protocol Design - Recognition and Risk-Stratification 
Sepsis Protocol Design: Management
The Difference Between Neonatal, Pediatric, and Adult Sepsis
(a focus on protocol design for pediatric sepsis)
Sepsis Protocols: A Team Effort
Sepsis in 2016:
Putting it all together to identify and manage sepsis any time, any place.
Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania
Gaining Momentum in Sepsis Care in Pennsylvania

Panel Discussions

Protocol Implementation Across Pennsylvania 
Moderated by Secretary Murphy
 Innovative Strategies to Optimize Success 
Moderated by Mark E. Mikkelsen, MD, MSCE

Networking Session  



Additional materials will be released following the conference.
Conference Presentation PowerPoints (PDF)
Sepsis Stories
Carole and Ty Moss tell the tragic story of losing their 15-year-old son, Nile, to a MRSA infection that developed into sepsis, a complication caused by the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection.
The Rory Staunton Foundation
Founded in memory of Rory Staunton a 12-year-old boy who lost his life to sepsis in 2012. Click to learn more about Rory's story and the many accomplishments of the Rory Staunton Foundation.
Protocols and Checklists (PDF)
Sepsis Alert Checklist (Wesley Healthcare)
Adult Sepsis Management Pathway (St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals)
ICU Severe Sepsis Screening Tool (Saint Joseph Mercy Health System)
Patient Units Severe Sepsis Screening Tool (Saint Joseph Mercy Health System)
Surviving Sepsis Campaign Bundles (Saint Joseph Mercy Health System)
Prenatal Screening Tool (Dignity Health)
Organizations and Coalitions
Suriving Sepsis Campaign