Surviving Sepsis in the Era of COVID-19

Author(s): Ackerman Michael H

Contact Hours 1.03

CERP A 1.03

Expires Dec 31, 2024

Topics: COVID-19, Sepsis

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

This session provides an interactive, intermediate overview of sepsis highlighting the nurses role in identification and management of patients. Recent data from the fields of immunology and genetics are presented. The session emphasizes the evolution of guidelines and definitions and how it impacts the nurse at the bedside. The nuances and controversies related to treating patients with COVID-19 are also presented. Attendee engagement occurs through a series of unfolding case studies.


  • Identify the key concepts in the pathobiology of sepsis.
  • Apply the latest Surviving Sepsis guidelines published to evolving and unfolding case studies.
  • Discuss the importance of genomics in individualized care of the patient with sepsis.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.03 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


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