Cleaning a wound on an arm

Wounds, Infection, Sepsis – End in Sight?

Angie Szumlinski Health, Studies

In a recent article in Science Translational Medicine, January 2020, a study regarding the need for improved treatments for wound healing identified a product that may actually reduce inflammation and infection. This product is not yet on the market but should give us reason to pause. Wouldn’t the world be a better place if residents with wounds could be free …

Podcast: Ep. 5 – Sepsis

Peter Feeney Podcast

Every hour that a resident is in septic shock and not receiving antibiotics, their risk of death increases by almost 10%. Knowing the signs of sepsis and early diagnosis are key to fighting the infection. Peter Feeney talks with Risk Managers Cathy Angi and Cathy Hamblen about what to look for and what to do when you suspect sepsis.

September is Sepsis Awareness Month

Angie Szumlinski News

Join the CDC In Fighting Sepsis The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be sponsoring and promoting events during the month of September which is Sepsis Awareness Month, to highlight the importance of detecting sepsis early and taking steps to prevent it! The events include two CDC webinars, a Twitter chat and the first World Sepsis Congress.  All …

Upcoming Webinar – Early Identification of Sepsis in Nursing Facilities: Opportunities and Hurdles Webinar

Angie Szumlinski News, Training

Sepsis is a leading cause of hospital readmissions for nursing home residents, yet the early identification of sepsis in nursing homes remains a challenge. With limited research available, how might we begin to tackle this problem? Please join Christine LaRocca, MD and the National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign to learn more about sepsis, who is at risk and the …