Practical OB Sepsis

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Step Status
Starts On: 12/4/2019: 12:00 AM
Ends On: 6/30/2020: 12:00 AM
Session Type: Internet Activity Enduring Material
Credits: 0.75


Michael Dombrowski, MD
Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Financial Relationships: No financial relationships to disclose.

Presenters should indicate if speaking off label. This activity originated as a presentation at the CME activity, 45th Annual Symposium on Obstetrics & Gynecology, October 3-4, 2019, which was supported in part by Cook Medical.

Planning Committee

Crystal J. Carroll, RN, BSN
Nurse Coordinator
Financial Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Randall R. Odem, MD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Financial Disclosures: Nothing to disclose
Objectives: The intended result of this activity is increased knowledge/competence, and upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Understand Sepsis-3 definition and apply the core concepts to obstetric patients
  • Assess your institution's approach to sepsis in obstetric patients
  • Confidently apply 2018 Update/1hr Bundle to obstetric patients
Additional Information:
Target Audience: This course is designed for obstetricians and gynecologists, subspecialties of reproductive endocrinology and infertility, maternal fetal medicine, gynecologic oncology, urogynecology, pediatric and adolescent gynecology, family planning, primary care physicians, as well as physicians in training, nurse practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals that care for obstetrics and gynecology patients.

Publication Date: December 4, 2019
Expiration Date: June 30, 2020
Accreditation Information:
In support of improving patient care, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis 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 Awarded for this Activity:
Credit Statement:
American Medical Association (AMA Credit)
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC Credit)
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 ANCC contact hours.
  • Singer, M. et al. The Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3). JAMA 315, 801 (2016).
  • Bauer, M. E. D. et al. Risk Factors, Etiologies, and Screening Tools for Sepsis in Pregnant Women: A Multicenter Case-Control Study. Anesthesia & Analgesia 2018 doi:10.1213/ANE.0000000000003709
  • Kendle, A. M., Salemi, J. L., Tanner, J. P. & Louis, J. M. Delivery-associated sepsis: trends in prevalence and mortality. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 220, 391.e1-391.e16 (2019).
  • Maternal Sepsis Mortality and Morbidity During Hospitalization for Delivery: Temporal Trends and Independent Associations for Severe Sepsis. Bauer, et al. Anesth Analg. 2013 Oct;117(4):944-50
  • Rhodes, A. et al. Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock. Critical Care Medicine 45, 486–552 (2017).
Disclosure Information: It is the policy of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Continuing Medical Education, to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. All planners, faculty and other persons who may influence content of this CME activity have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. All disclosures have been reported and are indicated with their presentations. Any potential conflicts were addressed and resolved.

Presenters are also expected to openly disclose inclusion of discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices in their presentations.

Presentations are expected to be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indication in the care of patients. All scientific research should conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis. These presentations are not an endorsement of any commercial interests.

These presentations are the views and experiences of the presenters. The presenters' views do not represent the policy or position of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Continuing Medical Education, is the provider for CME credits.
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