Sepsis Awareness Symposium at Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas Medical Center
The Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas will host multiple events for World Sepsis Day on September 12th and 13th of 2019.
The Sepsis Education symposium will be held on September 12th. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, Texas Nurses Association, and American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, and American Association for Respiratory Care. Physicians, advanced acute care nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, administrators, and quality officers will be able to earn continuing education credits.
There will be a general public booth display with giveaways and a poster contest on September 13th from 8 am to 3 pm at the Houston Methodist Hospital Crain Garden.
More than 1.5 million people get sepsis in the United States each year, with sepsis affecting 27 to 30 million people worldwide. At least 250,000 Americans die from sepsis each year and about 1 in 3 patients who die in a hospital have sepsis. The mission of this event is to promote awareness of sepsis to the community and healthcare team with the goal of improving patient care.