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CMS Consortium for Quality Improvement and Survey & Certification Operations 2017 Sepsis Coalition Webinar


Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET.

Sepsis is treatable, especially with early recognition and care. You can help by learning the signs and symptoms of sepsis and taking action in your community to spread the word.

  • The purpose of the Sepsis Coalition to increase awareness, prompt identification, diagnosis, and treatment of sepsis among health care providers in rural settings, thereby decreasing morbidity and mortality, especially in vulnerable populations.
  • Participants will be from groups who have initial contact with beneficiaries, as well as those who are involved in early diagnosis and treatment of sepsis in rural healthcare facilities. Webinar presentations will describe the early characteristics of sepsis, with emphasis on early recognition and rapid treatment; success stories for implementing early detection and rapid response in rural healthcare facilities.


  • Angela Craig APN, MS, CCNS - Cookeville Regional Medical Center
  • Theresa Harris, RN, MSN, ACCNS-AG, CCRN - Sepsis Facilitator, Maury Regional Medical Center
  • Marlene Kennard MA, RRT, CPHQ - Quality Improvement Consultant, TMF Health Quality Institute
  • Suzanne Fletcher, BSN, RN, CMSRN - Sepsis Coordinator, Wesley Healthcare
  • Brandy Cuevas, MHA, BSN, RN- Director of Quality Improvement, William Newton Hospital