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Free Sept. 30 Webinar to Launch Home Care Sepsis Screening Tool

All home care providers are urged to attend an important September 30 webinar (from 10:30 a.m. to noon) launching HCA’s home care screening tool and protocol for sepsis recognition and intervention.

We reported on the webinar in Monday’s edition of The Situation Report newsletter, but HCA just wanted to draw your attention to this important program, given recent alarms by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about this top cause of health care morbidity and cost. (Please see our recent press release on the tool for more information and reasons why home care adoption of sepsis intervention is a top priority.)

The September 30 webinar is being hosted by IPRO, HCA and other key organizations. It is the first of three sessions on the adoption, integration and use of this sepsis tool in patient care.

The HCA Quality Committee and its subgroup on sepsis have worked for the past two years to on this first-in-the-nation home care sepsis screening tool, well before the recent CDC alarms about the sepsis crisis. This HCA workgroup of home care clinicians has been supplemented by prominent sepsis expert physicians, the National Sepsis Alliance, and others. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved use of the HCA tool as part of a CMS-sponsored sepsis project currently being implemented by IPRO in two major regions of the state.

The webinars will be held on the following dates and times:

  • Part I: Friday, September 30 (10:30 a.m. to noon.) This session will provide background on the sepsis emergency and a presentation of the HCA Home Care Sepsis Screening Tool and Protocol. 
  • Part II:Thursday, October 20 (10:30 a.m. to noon). This session focuses on agency adoption of the tool and integration into your electronic health records.
  • Part III: Wednesday, November 9 (10:30 a.m. to noon). This session is a train-the-trainer program.  

This webinar series is being offered free of charge to your organizationbut you must register to attend EACH session. Please follow the instructions below for registration.

Registration Instructions

Click the link here or copy and paste the address at the bottom of this message into your web browser. This will bring you to the QualityNet e-University webpage.

Locate each of the sessions by date (listed chronologically) and click on “Register” to the right of the session name.

Enter the information requested and click “submit.”

You will receive a confirmation e-mail with the meeting information and the registration ID for each session that will be used to log into the WebEx portion of the meeting. Please note: this e-mail may go to your spam folder or filter. It will come from the e-mail address

Registration link