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Maternal Sepsis Webinar
May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Webinar Title:Maternal Sepsis [Register Here]
Length: 90 minutes- Lori and Katarina each talk 30 minutes, Gracie 10-15 minutes, Q & A 15 minutes
Continuing Education Credit: co-provider with the Ohio Hospital Association for nursing continuing education credit
Maternal Sepsis is the third leading cause of preventable maternal deaths in the United States. During pregnancy, childbirth, post-abortion, or the post-partum period, women are susceptible to infection as their immune system is down-regulated to protect the growing fetus. Infection may give rise to sepsis if not identified and treated promptly. However, maternal septic shock is rare. It is important to know the signs of maternal sepsis as well as screen for sepsis in the hospital for early recognition and treatment. During this webinar, you will learn about maternal sepsis recognition and treatment and how to begin the campaign to STOP maternal sepsis in your facility. In addition, Grace Ramirez, a L&D RN will present her story as a septic shock survivor.
At the end of the presentation you should be able to:
- Define the global issue of maternal mortality surrounding maternal sepsis
- Explain community standard for adjusted SIRS criteria
- Discuss the treatment recommendations for maternal sepsis
- Describe the algorithm for perinatal screening program
- Recall the maternal sepsis survivor experience from the patient’s perspective
Date:May 15 at 2 pm ET
Target audience: Nurses, midwives, physicians, pharmacists, emergency responders, and other healthcare staff may benefit.
Lori Olvera, DNP, RNC-OB, EFM-C
Sutter Medical Center
Lori has been a nurse for over 35 years and practiced most of her career in women’s health including labor and delivery, mother-baby and special care nursery. Lori was an educator for various colleges and universities for 20 years and is currently a Clinical Nurse Educator for High Risk Maternity and Labor & Delivery at Sutter Medical Center Sacramento. Lori received a Doctor of Clinical Practice in 2015. Her doctoral work centered around implementing standard work and interprofessional education for early recognition and management of maternal sepsis which was published in 2016 Nursing for Women’s Health. She presents at California conferences to raise sepsis awareness and to help hospitals implement sepsis screening for early recognition of maternal sepsis. Lori collaborated with Center for Disease Control, Society of Critical Medicine, American Nurses Association, and Association of Women Health and Newborn Nursing in a webinar on early recognition and management of maternal sepsis.
Katarina Lannér-Cusin, MD, FACOG
Medical Director, Women’s Services
Sutter Health, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
Dr. Katarina Lannér-Cusin is an obstetrician-gynecologist in Berkeley, California and is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center-Berkeley. She received her medical degree and completed her residency in OB Gyn at University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. She was part of the implementation team for the Sepsis Initiative at Sutter Health. She is presently the Medical Director for Women’s Services at ABSMC and also the co-chair for the Sutter OB Quality Committee.
Graciela Eldridge, RN, ADN
Perinatal Staff Perioperative Systems Administrator
Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Hospital
As a septic shock survivor, Graciela reminds us, “There are moments in our life who define who we are, that moment was when I coded and almost died of septic shock”. Graciela has been a Perinatal nurse for 29 years. She has practiced most of her career as a Labor and Delivery nurse. In her early nursing career, she was an educator for University of Davis Medical Center, with an emphasis in cultural diversity in child bearing and child rearing practices of women. She worked for Woodland Memorial Hospital as community Lamaze instructor. Graciela has worked for the past 21 years at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento hospital. She is currently a Staff IV RN. She is an advanced preceptor in Labor and Delivery and her specialty is in the OR working with mothers having Cesarean Sections. She also has worked as the Neonatal Resuscitation Program educator for the past 12 years. Graciela has a passion to educate the medical community about early recognition of maternal sepsis.