December 9, 2015: Early Recognition and Treatment of Sepsis in the Skilled Nursing Facility

Nancy Leveille in Clinical & Quality

DOH's Education, Training and Technical Assistance (ETTA) grant for Medical Direction and Attending Physician Guidelines will be hosting the above free webinar on December 9th at 2:00 p.m.

Sepsis is the #1 diagnosis of nursing home resident readmission to hospitals. As federal and state efforts advance the Triple Aim, a focus for nursing homes should be preventing and treating resident sepsis within the nursing home. Sepsis is the most frequent reason for nursing home residents to be admitted into a hospital. Nursing facility interdisciplinary teams can forge effective prevention and treatment protocols that will dramatically decrease the rate of sepsis in residents and their subsequent hospital admissions. HANYS urges SNF providers to register and attend this December 9th free webinar from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Rick Chou, D.O., Medical Director, Optum Health, is the primary faculty of this free webinar. The program will include early detection and identification of the different stages of sepsis, the roles, responsibilities, and skill sets of a dynamic long-term care sepsis team, and the design of an effective sepsis quality improvement program.

The intended audience is all members of the interdisciplinary care team, including nurses, physicians, pharmacists, infection preventionists, direct caregivers, and quality assurance professionals.


Contact our ETTA Program Director, Debbie LeBarron at with any questions or concerns.


Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20