Surviving Sepsis in the Era of COVID-19

Author(s): Ackerman Michael H

Contact Hours 1.03

CERP A 1.03

Expires Dec 31, 2023

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 and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


This activity has been reviewed by the Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias. No conflicts of interest have been identified for any individual with the ability to influence the content of this activity. Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN or ANCC approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012. AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California State Board of Nursing (CBRN), California Provider number CEP 1036. This activity is approved for 1.03 contact hours.

AACN programming meets the standards for most states that require mandatory continuing education contact hours for license and/or certification renewal. AACN recommends consulting with your state board of nursing or credentialing organization before submitting CE to fulfill continuing education requirements.

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