About this Webinar for Physicians and Healthcare Professionals
A case study of a 66-year-old patient provides the backdrop for two diagnostic scenarios—sepsis and post-sepsis syndrome, both of which are leading contributors to in-hospital mortality and complex post-acute care.
Attendees will explore:
- The natural history of sepsis
- Indicators of poor prognosis for both conditions
- The benefits of goals-of-care conversations and early identification of hospice eligibility among patients with sepsis
- The value of timely referrals to end-of-life care
- A hospice care model for sepsis
This webinar is offered for both CME and CE credit:
- CME credit is available to physicians (MD, DO), nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistants (PA).
- CE credit is available to nurses (RN, LPN, LVN, ARNP; in California Registered Nurses only), social workers and certified case managers, as well as licensed nursing home administrators in the State of Florida and Illinois.
Attendees can earn one continuing education hour.
Satisfactory Completion - Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. You must participate in the entire activity as partial credit is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.
Physicians - In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and VITAS Healthcare. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and Case Managers
To earn CE credit, attendees must view the webinar in its entirety, complete an online, post-event evaluation and download their own CE certificate. Participants must register and sign in to the live webinar using the same email address.
This activity is approved for one continuing education credit hour for nurses (RN, LPN, LVN, ARNP; in California Registered Nurses only), social workers and certified case managers. Licensed nursing home administrators in the State of Florida and Illinois may also receive one hour of continuing education credit. Attendance for the entire online webinar, as well as completion of a brief online evaluation, is required. Certifications are made available after completion.
Featured VITAS Expert
Faith Protsman, MD
Regional Medical Director - California, VITAS Healthcare
Faith Protsman, MD is regional medical director for VITAS programs throughout California, responsible for overseeing and leading the medical direction for VITAS locations in the East Bay, Oakland and the Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Orange County, Sacramento, San Diego, San Fernando, San Francisco and San Gabriel.
Dr. Protsman is board certified in general medicine and as a hospice medical director. She is sole proprietor and physician of a full-range family practice, the owner and counselor of the Center for Stress Management, and the initiator of a successful community-based hospital palliative care and hospice program, each in Gilroy, California.
Dr. Protsman earned her medical degree from University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. She completed her internship at the Letterman Army Medical Center in the Department of Internal Medicine in San Francisco, California. Dr. Protsman is an active member of the California Medical Association, American Academy of General Practice and Santa Clara County Medical Association.
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Location/Method: Connect via Zoom. After registering, you’ll receive an email with instructions.