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Stopping Sepsis: Saving Lives in Pennsylvania

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Dates: October 26, 2016 - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: Radisson Hotel Harrisburg

Registration Deadline: October 21, 2016

Online registration for this program has closed. Please contact HAP Education Services at (717) 561-5270, if you would like to register for this event.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) is hosting the Stopping Sepsis: Saving Lives in Pennsylvania conference at no cost to provide education regarding neonatal, pediatric and adult sepsis, along with quality improvement education and resources for protocol development and implementation. Secretary Karen Murphy, PHD, RN, is requesting that each hospital in Pennsylvania send their chief medical officer, chief nursing officer, and chief quality officer.

Program Overview

With the current national and international focus on the treatment and management of sepsis, the Pennsylvania Department of Health recognizes the need for evidence-based protocol implementation in each hospital across the commonwealth. This conference will serve as a learning and collaborative experience for hospitals, especially those in need of resources to develop and implement sepsis protocols. The Pennsylvania Department of Health, through proposed regulation, aims to decrease the number of deaths from sepsis in Pennsylvania.

Objectives

  • Discuss the clinical imperative of sepsis 
  • Discuss how quality improvement initiatives can make a difference in identifying sepsis
  • Recognize, risk stratify and manage patients with sepsis• Articulate the elements of a sepsis protocol and protocol implementation 
  • Understand the difference between neonatal, pediatric and adult sepsis• Understand state and federal sepsis regulations 
  • Identify best practices for protocol design and implementation

Agenda

The conference runs from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. There will be a one-hour break from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm for attendees to have lunch on their own. Registration opens at 9:00 am.

9:00 AM REGISTRATION

10:00 AM INTRODUCTIONS

Secretary Karen Murphy, PhD, RN, Department of Health
Andy Carter, President and Chief Executive Officer, HAP
Ciaran Staunton, Co-Founder, The Rory Staunton Foundation
10:20 AM PRESENTATIONS FROM THE EXPERTS

What is sepsis and why does it matter?
Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH, FRCP
Quality improvement in sepsis care – Making a difference
Meeta Prasad Kerlin, MD, MSCE
Sepsis Protocol Design – recognition and risk stratification
Donald Yealy, MD
Sepsis protocol design: Management
Christopher Seymour, MD, MSc
The difference between neonatal, pediatric, and
adult 
sepsis (a focus on protocol design for pediatric sepsis)
Joseph Carcillo, MD
Sepsis Protocols: A team effort
Faith Colen, MSN, RN, CEN
Sepsis in 2016: Putting it all together to identify and manage sepsis any time, any place
David F. Gaieski, MD

12:10 PM  BREAK

1:10 PM HOSPITAL AND HEALTHSYSTEM ASSOCIATION OF PENNSYLVANIA (HAP) Pennsylvania Hospital Engagement Network (HEN)
Anthony J. Ardire, MD, MPH, FAAP, CPEJanette Bisbee, MSN, RN-BC, NHA
Janette Bisbee, MSN, RN-BC, NHA
Robert G. Shipp III, MSHSA, RN, NEA-BC

1:25 PM PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Protocol Implementation Across Pennsylvania Hospitals
Moderator:
Secretary Karen Murphy, PhD, RN
Panelists:
Faith Colen, MSN, RN, CEN
Shravan Kethireddy, MD, FACP
Julie Fitzgerald, MD, PhD
John Greenwood, MD

2:05 PM  BREAK
2:15 PM Innovative Strategies to Optimize Success
Moderator:
Mark E. Mikkelsen, MD, MSCE
Panelists:
Uchenna Ofoma, MD, FACP
David F. Gaieski, MD
Derek Angus, MD, MPH, FRCP
2:55 PM CLOSING REMARKS
Deputy Secretary Loren Robinson, MD, MSHP, FAAP, Pennsylvania Department of Health
3:00- Networking Session
4:45 PM

Speakers and Panelists

Thomas Anderson, MD, MBA, CPE
Vice President Medical Affairs
Chief Medical OfficerSummit Health

Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH, FRCP
Distinguished Professor and Mitchell P. Fink Endowed Chair Department of Critical Care
Medicine University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Health System, Associate editor, JAMA

Anthony J. Ardire, MD, MPH, FAAP, CPE
Senior Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) 

Janette Bisbee, MSN, RN-BC,
NHA Education/Project Manager 
 The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania

Joseph Carcillo, MD    
Associate Professor of Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Health System

Andy Carter
President and CEO
The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania

Faith Colen, MSN, RN, CEN
Improvement Specialist, Wolff Center
UPMC

Christine Dreschler, BSN, RN, CPHQ 
Clinical Quality Specialist
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Julie C. Fitzgerald, MD PhD
Attending Physician, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and Physician Leader of the Hospital-wide Sepsis Quality Improvement Initiative, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia;
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

David F. Gaieski, MD
Associate Professor, Vice Chair for Resuscitation Services
Director of Emergency Critical Care, Department of Emergency Medicine 
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

John C. Greenwood, MD
Assistant Professor, Director, Resuscitation & Critical Care Unit
Department of Emergency Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Meeta Prasad Kerlin, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Shravan Kethireddy, MD, FACP 
Associate Critical Care & Infectious Diseases
Associate Program Director Clinical Informatics Fellowship
Geisinger Health System

Mark E. Mikkelsen, MD, MSCE
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Karen Murphy, PhD, RN 
Secretary of Health
Pennsylvania Department of Health

Uchenna Ofoma, MD, FACP Associate 
Critical Care Medicine, Geisinger Health System, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Temple University 

Loren Robinson, MD, MSHP, FAAP
Deputy Secretary for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention,
Pennsylvania Department of Health

Christopher Seymour, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor, Departments of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine
University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Health System
Robert G. Shipp III, MSHSA, RN, NEA-BC
Vice President, Population Health Strategies
The Hospital and Healthsystem Association

Ciaran Staunton, Co-Founder
The Rory Staunton Foundation for Sepsis Prevention
Thomas Stoner, DO, FACOI
Medical Director and Hospitalist Program Site Chair,
Community General Osteopathic Hospital; 
Sepsis Team Chair,
PinnacleHealth System

Donald M. Yealy, MD 
Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine 
University of Pittsburgh / University of Pittsburgh Physicians

Continuing Education Credit

There are no continuing education credits offered with this event. However, a certificate of participation will be provided to those that attend the conference.

Pricing and Registration

This conference is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and is free for hospital CMOs, CNOs and CQOs (or equivalent). While there is no fee to attend, registration is required by October 21.

Overnight Accomodations

The Department of Health has reserved a small number of overnight rooms for the evening of October 25 for the conference.  The deadline for making reservations into the guest room block is October 3, 2016.  Please call the hotel directly at 717.763.7117 or 800.333.3333 to make a reservation.  All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card or advance deposit.

Questions

For registration information, or if you need special accommodations, please contact HAP Education Services at (717) 561-5270.

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