What is Sepsis?

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Overview / Abstract:

There are currently multiple definitions of sepsis in use, and each continues to drive certain aspects of research, quality, and improvement. This course covers the evolving definitions of sepsis, and the controversies therein, to aid providers in understanding the diagnosis, coding, and regulatory aspects of sepsis.

At the conclusion of the activity, attendees will be able to:
Define the symptoms of sepsis.
Discover the evolution from Sepsis 1 through the release of Sepsis 3.
Describe the SEP-1 core measure bundles for severe sepsis and septic shock.
Identify a patient at high risk of mortality using a qSOFA calculator.


Mar 15, 2019


Clinical Laboratory CE, EMS / EMT / Paramedic CE, Informatics / Coding / Billing CE, Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Occupational Therapy CE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME, Radiology / RAD Tech CE, Respiratory Therapy CE





Credits / Hours



ACCME, AOA, Florida Board of Nursing

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Edward P. Hu, MD, CHCQM-PHYADV currently serves as the President of the American College of Physician Advisors. He completed his medical education at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, and went on to complete his residency in internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He has served as a hospitalist since 2002 and a Medical Director of Case Management since 2012 at Rex Hospital, part of the UNC Healthcare System. As Medical Director, his focuses are in the areas of Utilization Review, Denials Management, Clinical Documentation Improvement, Quality Scoring, CMS Regulations, and Revenue Cycle Management. He is married and has two children.

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