Nursing Grand Rounds

Nursing Grand Rounds

Engaging Excellence in Patient Care, Education, and Research


Closing the Loop with Sepsis: Let's Communicate Effectively to Reduce Time to First Dose Antibiotic!

Presented by:
Brian Pratt, MSN, RN, CCRN, MSN Candidate, Sepsis Coordinator

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
1:30 - 2:30 PM

11th floor East Tower Kinney Performance Center - Downtown Campus

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The presentation is targeted to all Upstate RNs - Inpatient and Ambulatory, and Interdisciplinary Clinical Staff.


To facilitate closed-loop communication in daily practice to reduce the time between recognition of severe sepsis/sepsis shock and the start of the first-dose broad-spectrum anitbiotics.


1. Describe how open-looped communication is a safety risk to patients with severe sepsis and septic shock.
2. Discuss how utilizing effective closed-loop communication enhances safety of the patient with severe sepsis and septic shock.
3. Practice effective closed-loop communication that would lead to improved first dose antibiotic delivery time to a patient with severe sepsis/septic shock.

No Registration is Required
1.0 Contact Hour will be Awarded by the Institute for Continuing Nursing Education (ICNE)