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Rural Emergency Quality Series - Sepsis

Webinar 1: "Welcome to REQS"
Our first webinar reviews EQUAL, outlines the rural sepsis toolkit, and introduces our ACE - Tsehootsooi Medical Center in Fort Defiance, Arizona.

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Webinar 2: "Foundations for Rural Sepsis QI"
Our second webinar discusses the implementation and initiation of a rural sepsis QI initiative for your rural ED. We hear from our ACE about their process and lessons they learned along the way.

This webinar includes several ready-to-use tools for your rural sepsis QI project:

  1. "Introduction to E-QUAL" - presentation for your staff, explaining EQUAL and sepsis QI
  2. "One-pager Kick-off" - document that can be circulated to your c-suite and community, explaining your efforts to improve sepsis care in your ED
  3. Our ACE's sepsis protocols - designed specifically for the low-resource setting

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Webinar 3: "Rural Sepsis Transfers"
Our third webinar is focused on the transfer of sepsis patients from your rural ED and features one of our rural experts - Dr. Nicholas Mohr. 

Dr. Mohr is an Emergency Medicine-Critical Care trained physician at the University of Iowa and is a national expert on rural sepsis transfers. In this webinar, he discusses the current literature on rural sepsis transfers - and what your small ED can do to improve sepsis outcomes prior to transfer

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Webinar 4 - "Statewide Sepsis Initiative" - Coming soon 
Please join us to hear from Dr. Steven Simpson, a critical care physician at the University of Kansas. Dr. Simpson has pioneered the Kansas Sepsis Project, which is a state-wide initiative with rural and Critical Access Hospitals to improve the quality of sepsis care and reduce mortality from sepsis across the state of Kansas. To learn more, visit their website at https://www.kansassepsisproject.org.


Webinar 5

Tune into Webinar 5, our first Podcast, to hear from Chip Lange PA-C and colleagues on an update on sepsis care and pearls for APPs. Chip is the founder of TOTALEM, which is a fantastic FOAMED resource providing training to practicing emergency providers, with a focus on physician assistants and those practicing in rural and remote settings. You can find his website at http://www.totalem.org. This two-part series is outlined below:

In Part 1 of this podcast, you will hear a lively and educational discussion from Chip Lange, PA-C, Michelle Perkins, MD, and Fritz Fuller PA-C on the most up-to-date sepsis care recommendations – with a focus on sepsis care in rural settings for all emergency providers.

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In Part 2 of this podcast, you will hear quick pearls from our team for APPs practicing in rural locations.

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