Sepsis & Hospice Eligibility: Natural History, Prognosis & Role of Hospice

A Webinar for Healthcare Professionals

Now Available for CME

Thursday, September 19, 2019

4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT

Sepsis is one of the most serious conditions in the United States, with approximately 250,000 annual deaths. The estimated annual cost of sepsis readmissions is >$3.5 billion. Despite this, hospice is inadequately utilized for sepsis patients.

This webinar teaches participants:

  • How to identify sepsis and its natural history
  • How to incorporate a care model for sepsis in hospice
  • How to integrate ICD-10 coding for sepsis

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) and Certified Case Managers. Licensed Nursing Home Administrators in the State of Florida only may also receive one hour of continuing education credit. Social Workers from the states of Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey and Texas who participate in this course will also receive one hour of continuing education credit.


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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.

Sepsis Prognosis and Hospice Eligibility: Natural History, Prognosis & Role of Hospice

Featured VITAS Expert

Faith Protsman, MD

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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