Grand Rounds - Oct. 23, 2020
"Creating and Sustaining a Highly-Reliable Health System for the Identification and Treatment of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock"

Russell B. Kerbel, MD, MBA, Medical Director, Sepsis Prevention for UCLA Health Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Hospital Medicine David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.


  1. Describe the most recent concepts surrounding the pathophysiology of sepsis
  2. Recognize the difference between the various existing sepsis definitions
  3. Provide an overview of the landmark Sepsis Clinical Trials
  4. List some tools used to recognize sepsis in the hospital
  5. Identify the steps to create a high-reliability system to identify and treat sepsis

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Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Allied Health Professionals

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