Seneca Valley Maryland Chapter Association of Occupational Health Nurses

Socioeconomic Status and Sepsis: Minimizing Healthcare Disparities Affecting Risk and Outcomes

Webinar/Online

Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 2:00pm ET - 3:00pm ET

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Topic

Socioeconomic status (SES) is a complex variable derived primarily from an individual’s education, income, and occupation and is inversely related to health outcomes. This webinar, presented by Sepsis Alliance, will review the data on sepsis incidence, epidemiology, care, and outcomes related to SES and race. Known barriers to healthcare access in infectious diseases affecting low SES individuals, such as limited English proficiency, transportation, lack of insurance, and education, will be reviewed and implications for recognizing and minimizing these disparities in clinical practice will be addressed. In addition, how SES may affect outcomes of S. aureus bloodstream infections will be discussed.

Credits Offered

This event offers 1.2 CNE credits to attendees.

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Socioeconomic status (SES) is a complex variable derived primarily from an individual’s education, income, and occupation and is inversely related to health outcomes. This webinar, presented by Sepsis Alliance, will review the data on sepsis incidence, epidemiology, care, and outcomes related to SES and race. Known barriers to healthcare access in infectious diseases affecting low SES individuals, such as limited English proficiency, transportation, lack of insurance, and education, will be reviewed and implications for recognizing and minimizing these disparities in clinical practice will be addressed. In addition, how SES may affect outcomes of S. aureus bloodstream infections will be discussed. 

Target Audience:  
Nurses, physicians, pharmacists, emergency responders, healthcare management teams, and other healthcare staff may benefit.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the webinar, the attendee should be able to:

  • Identify socioeconomic-related factors that impact sepsis and S. aureus bloodstream infection risk and outcomes;
  • Discuss barriers to healthcare access that affect low socioeconomic status individuals and their effects on sepsis or infection outcomes;
  • Describe known preventative measures to decrease the risk for infection and sepsis in low socioeconomic status individuals.

Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided for this webinar by Cepheid.

About the speakers:
Emi Minejima, PharmD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, USC School of Pharmacy

About Sepsis Alliance Institute:
Sepsis Alliance Institute offers free online sepsis education and resources for healthcare providers across the continuum of care to help improve sepsis diagnosis, treatment, and care. 

Every year in the United States, 1.7 million people are diagnosed with sepsis and over 270,000 people die of sepsis. Sepsis is the most expensive in-patient cost in U.S. hospitals. In-patient hospital and skilled nursing costs for sepsis care are approximately $62 billion per year.   

Through Sepsis Alliance Institute, more than 12,050 learners are currently earning over 26,300 CE credits and learning the best practices in sepsis recognition, treatment, and care. Click to find out more.