Sepsis Education Series - Part 2: Fluid Resuscitation in Sepsis/Septic Shock

July 22, 2021

This is a one-hour live course presented on Teams.  The content is specifically focused on best practices in fluid resuscitation for patients who have sepsis and those who have progressed to septic shock.  

 

Target Audience

Nurses, physicians and pharmacists comprise the target audience.  But other members of the healthcare team are always welcome, and will be eligible for an attendance certificate. 

Learning Objectives

1. Discuss clinical decision making re: characteristics of IV fluids and their use in the initial management of sepsis/septic shock.

2. Describe the guidelines for initial fluid resuscitation from the Surviving Sepsis Campaign

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
05/07/2021
Course expires: 
08/23/2021
Event starts: 
07/22/2021 - 1:00pm
Event ends: 
07/22/2021 - 2:00pm

Outline:

I. Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Guidelines for fluid resuscitation  

   A. Importance of IV fluids in sepsis

   B. Guidelines

II. Options for fluid resuscitation

   A. Differences among fluids

        1. Normal Saline

        2. Lactated Ringers

        3. Plasma-lyte

   B. Choosing IV fluid for the septic patient

   C. Specific clinical situations/questions

III. Case Study

UPMC Shadyside Hospital, via Teams
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
United States

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.  The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1 contact hours.  

The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This knowledge-based activity provides 1 contact hour of continuing pharmacy education credit. 

 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 Attendance
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