Sometimes the best lessons come from a dummy, or more precisely from a computerized manikin that can talk, breathe and show early warning signs of the deadly sepsis bacteria. Working to reverse a national trend of increasing sepsis rates, Providence Tarzana Medical Center physicians and nurses will host a mobile sepsis education and training program Monday through Thursday, that utilizes hands-on experience with a high-tech manikin representing the patient.
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Hospitals that have participated in Medical Simulation Corporation’s SimSuite Mobile Simulation Lab have seen a 40 percent average drop in hospital deaths due to this common but potentially deadly infection in which bacteria overwhelm the body’s natural immune system.
Providence Tarzana is hosting this event and has invited colleagues from other medical centers to join in this training. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment of sepsis are crucial to improving patient outcomes and saving lives.
The Hospital Association of Southern California, in partnership with the statewide initiative “Patient Safety First…A California Partnership for Health,” is bringing this opportunity for shared learning to Providence Tarzana to help hospitals reduce mortality from sepsis.
Sepsis can begin as a normal infection in people of all ages, but is particularly dangerous in newborn infants and the elderly. When the infection enters the body’s bloodstream, it can be fatal. Sepsis is a serious issue facing all healthcare professionals as more than 200,000 people nationwide die each year from sepsis infections.
The program is focused on web-based education that complements team simulation training to ensure the application of clinical knowledge, critical thinking and teamwork.
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Providence Tarzana Take Proactive Approach To Sepsis Prevention Training