Regional Learning Session Focuses on Sepsis

Posted on March 21, 2018

The MHA Keystone Center held a Regional Learning Session (RLS) March 13 in Livonia. Nearly 90 MHA Keystone Center members participated, in-person and virtually, from more than 20 hospitals across Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin.

The one-day event discussed sepsis, which has been a specific area of focus for the MHA Keystone Center and Great Lakes Partners for Patient Hospital Improvement Innovation Network. In 2017, the MHA Keystone Center held five sepsis simulations for its members. Simulations will continue in 2018 as well as other educational offerings on sepsis, such as webinars.

The MHA Keystone Center opted to tackle sepsis through specialized member training because it was identified as the number one cause of death among hospital patients and the leading cause of hospital readmissions. The MHA Keystone Center educational offerings help support hospitals and healthcare systems in combatting this important area of harm and improving sepsis-related readmissions.

The RLS was led by nationally recognized sepsis experts, Pat Posa, RN, BSN, MSA, quality excellence leader, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Ann Arbor; and Halli C. Prescott, MD, MSc, assistant professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and health system and research scientist, Health Services Research and Development Center for Clinical Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.

Attendees reviewed strategies for prevention and evidence-based practices at discharge and post-charge. Participants were also able to share organizational challenges and successes and write improvement plans. Members with questions should contact the MHA Keystone Center.

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Tags: MHA Keystone Center, sepsis, GLPP HIIN

Posted in: Patient Safety & Quality

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