Sepsis Education Series - Part 3: Biomarkers in Sepsis/Septic Shock

September 23, 2021

This 1-hour program will give information explaining the meaning and use of the 3 main types of biomarkers that should be obtained in the setting of a patient with sepsis. 

Target Audience

Doctors, nurses, pharmacists.  Other people who are interested are welcome to attend as well. 

Learning Objectives

1. Differentiate between the pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory responses in the body.

2. Explain the pro-inflammatory response and its relationship with sepsis.

3. Discuss the meaning and significance of 3 biomarkers that should be evaluated for a patient experiencing sepsis.

 

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: 
09/12/2021
Course expires: 
11/23/2021
Event starts: 
09/23/2021 - 1:00pm
Event ends: 
09/23/2021 - 2:00pm

I. Understanding the immune system

   A. Anti-inflammatory immune responses

   B. Pro-inflammatory response

        1. Mechanisms

        2. Pro-inflammatory response in sepsis

   C. Pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory balance

II. Biomarkers related to the immune system

   A. Lactate

        1. Levels

        2. Timing

        3. Reasons for elevation

   B. C-Reactive protein

        1. Creation in the body

        2. Levels

   C. Procalcitonin

        1. Creation in the body

        2. Levels

        3. Use in antibiotic de-escalation

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 hour. 

 

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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