A Commonsense Approach for EMS Providers
Ridgefield, CT Fire Department
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Sepsis is an emergent medical condition that kills more people annually than prostate cancer, breast cancer, and AIDS combined.
For every two heart attack patients cared for by EMS, five patients are hospitalized by sepsis. EMS transports 60 percent of patients with severe sepsis arriving at the emergency department, and yet EMS providers are often unaware of its presence or what they should do if they find it.
This presentation discusses new sepsis criteria along with expert commentary on how they can be applied in the field.
Presented by Sepsis Alliance Sepsis Hero and EMS 10 award recipient Rommie Duckworth, this program includes realistic, practical methods for identifying, assessing, and treating life-threatening sepsis in the field and looks at the current state of sepsis critical care as well as what we can anticipate in the coming months and years.