Update on “Early Identification of Sepsis in Nursing Facilities: Opportunities and Hurdles” Webinar

Jackie Pappalardi and Lisa Volk in Clinical & Quality

NYSHFA participated in a recent webinar sponsored by the National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign on Early Identification of Sepsis in Nursing Facilities: Opportunities and Hurdles. Early identification of sepsis in nursing homes remains a challenge even though sepsis is a leading cause of hospital readmissions for nursing home residents. Christine LaRocca, MD, an Internist and Board-Certified Geriatrician, shared her research and experience with sepsis including the identification of residents at risk and the signs and symptoms for early detection. Dr. LaRocca reviewed examples of sepsis screening tools commonly used in hospital settings; the limitations of sepsis screening tools used in the nursing home population; and the elements of evidence-based treatment for optimal outcomes. See attached for more information.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Director, Educational Development & Grant Management
518-462-4800 x 16

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15