What is Sepsis?

1.0 CME Credit

1.0 CE Credit

ABQAURP sub-specialty credits: Patient Safety/Risk Management 1.0, Physician Advisor 1.0

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.
This course is intended for Physicians of all specialties, Nurses, and Other Health Care Professionals with appropriate CME credit and nursing contact hours offered for each profession.

The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. (ABQAURP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ABQAURP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABQAURP is an approved provider of continuing education for nurses. This activity is designated for 1.0 contact hour through the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-94.

This program is approved for Category 2 credit by the American Osteopathic Association.

All participants must achieve a final assessment score of at least seventy percent (70%) for recertification and continuing education credits. You have 60 days to complete the course after ordering. Please note: Exam candidates taking the Core Body of Knowledge and Diplomates renewing their certification may have less time to complete, as determined by deadlines imposed.

This activity is valid from August 15, 2016 through March 15, 2019.

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COURSE FEES: Diplomate $29.00      Member $34.00      Non-Member $42.00

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About The Authors
Members of the CME Committee, Planners, and Faculty have disclosed to ABQAURP any relevant financial relationships. No relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest exist in regard to the content of this activity.

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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