This second session in the ‘microbiology and infectious disease; an introduction to’ series takes place on 05 August 2020 at 15.30 for one hour.
This series is targeted for antimicrobial pharmacists starting out in this speciality and for non-specialists and new qualified pharmacists with an interest in antimicrobial stewardship.
This webinar will provide an overview on recognising, diagnosing and treating patients with sepsis. This session provides participants with the essential skills required for the safe and effective management of sepsis and septic shock.
Many of the concepts will focus on the management of infection in hospital setting but the principles and content are universal to all aspects of healthcare provision including community, clinic and non-acute settings.
The aim of this session is to introduce participants to the diagnosing and managing patients with infection and signs of sepsis.
After this webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Define sepsis, how it presents and the pathophysiological changes expected in a patient with sepsis
2. Discuss the importance of antimicrobials in the management of patients with sepsis
3. Define and describe what the role of the pharmacy profession is in managing sepsis
4. Described how can we improve patient outcomes
Stephen Hughes, Consult Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Chelsea and Westminster Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Marisa Lansman, Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust