MHA Keystone Center Continues Simulations on Sepsis, Adds Topics

Posted on December 22, 2017

The MHA Keystone Center will continue its focus on sepsis in the upcoming year. The organization will offer sepsis simulations to its members in 2018, as well as other educational offerings, such as webinars and regional learning sessions.

The goal of the simulations is to reduce sepsis mortality and provide member hospitals with specialized training and resources that can improve early identification and treatment of sepsis and strengthen sepsis programs within their facilities.

The MHA Keystone Center held five sepsis simulations in 2017 and wants to capitalize on the success of these events by including additional topics within a critical care setting. New simulations will cover a larger array of topics and help hospitals drive improvements within the topic areas. Critical care issues, such as ventilator-associated events and delirium, and readmissions are potential focus areas.

The four-hour simulations will be free of charge and conducted mainly on an invitation-only basis. However, there may be an opportunity to engage other hospitals based on availability. Hospitals will be notified of any available space in a simulation. Each four-hour simulation will be able to host 12 participants, as well as additional staff members who will observe only. Some simulations may be able to accommodate as many as 24 participants.

Featured in Monday Report. Click to view the full edition.During each simulation, participants will split into groups to complete a progressive, multipart scenario. A 15- to 20-minute pre-briefing will occur before each scenario. Each group will have an opportunity to both observe and act during the scenarios. Debriefings lasting 20 to 30 minutes will be held to allow participants reflect on their experience after the simulation is complete. A debriefing guide provides specific questions to assist participants in reviewing their observations. For more information, contact Corine Pope at the MHA.

Tags: sepsis, simulations, education

Posted in: Patient Safety & Quality

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