ExpiredLive Webinar: Closing the Gap: Sepsis Care in Underserved Communities

  • June 25, 2021
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Webinar Description:

Socioeconomic Status (SES) is a complex variable derived primarily from an individual’s education, income, and occupation and is inversely related to health outcomes. This presentation will will review the data on sepsis incidence, epidemiology, care, and outcomes related to SES and race. Known barriers to healthcare access in infectious diseases affecting low SES individuals, such as limited English proficiency, transportation, lack of insurance, and education will be reviewed and implications for recognizing and minimizing these disparities in clinical practice will be addressed. In addition, how SES may affect outcomes of S. aureus bloodstream infections will be discussed.

Pharmacists, earn 1.00 contact hour (.100 CEU) for this course!

Target Audience

Nurses, physicians, pharmacists, emergency responders, healthcare management teams, and other healthcare staff may benefit.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • Identify socioeconomic related factors that impact sepsis and S. aureus bloodstream infection risk and outcomes;
  • Discuss barriers to healthcare access that affect low socioeconomic status individuals and their effects on sepsis or infection outcomes;
  • Describe known preventative measures to decrease the risk for infection and sepsis in low socioeconomic status individuals.

Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided for this webinar by Cepheid. 

  • 1.00 Participation
  • 1.20 RN CE Contact Hours

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