Now Is the Time: Overcoming Challenges to Successfully Delivering Evidence-Based Sepsis Care

Author(s): Patricia Posa, Kathleen Vollman, Angela Craig

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Nov 15, 2026

Topics: 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

One in three deaths in hospitals is due to sepsis. The complexity of the disease, variability in presentation of the patient and skill and knowledge level of the provider make sepsis management distinctly different and challenging to implement. Providing the right care to the right patient at the right time requires well-defined systems and processes. This intermediate session provides evidence-based strategies to overcome roadblocks and transform processes to impact patient outcomes.


  • Examine the factors impacting the complex presentation and allow for early identification of the septic patient.
  • Identify barriers preventing consistent application of evidenced-based sepsis care and strategies to resolve through case-based learning.
  • Summarize targeted approaches to deliver the right care to the right patient.

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 1.00 contact hours.

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