This Forum will provide attendees with the unique opportunity to explore the key developments in identifying, treating, and managing sepsis. Attendees will learn from leading sector experts on how to raise awareness of sepsis and equip healthcare staff with the knowledge and training they require to ensure sepsis is identified at the earliest possible stage.
Furthermore, best practice, solutions-focused case studies will highlight successful approaches to challenges faced with regards to sepsis treatment and prevention. Alongside this, the impact of Covid-19 on sepsis will be analysed and speakers and delegates alike will look to provide best practice solutions for overcoming challenges presented by the pandemic.
The chair will outline the key themes and challenges that we will be looking to discuss and provide solutions around across the day:
- Key advice and guidance on raising awareness and identifying sepsis
- Covid-19; What has been the impact and how have local services been responding?
- What does the future hold for Sepsis services?
- Outlining the current challenges facing sepsis services across the UK, including the changing landscape of treatment and service as a result of Covid-19
- Encouraging hospitals to adopt UK Sepsis Trust (UKST) clinical tools as part their armamentarium to deliver on the NHS Implementation Guidance on sepsis
- Highlighting the APPG’s work in supporting public awareness campaigns to ensure the public are aware of the condition, can recognise symptoms, and therefore increase their chance of survival
- Sharing evidence and lessons learned by the APPG on Sepsis throughout the Covid-19 crisis and outlining the next steps in tackling this issue
Question and Answers session at 10:20am – 10:30am
Dr Gary Wares, Clinical Lead for Sepsis at Health Education England (HEE) will share guidance on how to develop the necessary communication and dissemination strategies to raise awareness, and maximise uptake of the learning materials and training resources available to healthcare staff, to support the early identification and management of sepsis.
This session will also include identifying gaps in the training and resources currently provided, to improve the provision of sepsis education and training for healthcare staff across England. Furthermore, the session will draw on existing Health Education England (HEE) educational and training resources to produce a sepsis educational package targeted at management and executive teams in light of Covid-19.
Question and Answers Session at 10:50am – 11:00am
Emily Handley-Cole, Learning Disability Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme, NHS England will outline best practice guidance on reducing sepsis morbidity and mortality in people with learning disabilities. This will include;
- Empowering people with learning disabilities, their families and carers, with the knowledge about infection prevention and self-care post infection to improve patient outcomes
- How to spot the ‘soft’ signs of early deterioration and how to communicate this effectively to hospital staff
- Sharing how to investigate whether people with learning disabilities are suffering with Post Sepsis Syndrome, and assisting with recovery
- Understanding the impact of Covid-19 on supporting patients with learning disabilities and sepsis
Question and Answers Session at 11:40am – 11:50am
Dr Lesley Jordan will examine the success of Royal University Hospitals Bath’s Sepsis and Kidney Injury Prevention (SKIP) team, which was shortlisted for two 2020 Patient Safety Awards. This session will provide specific learning outcomes for health services who looking to improve their sepsis and overall patient outcomes and safety standards.
- Outlining how Royal University Hospitals Bath identified sepsis conditions in patient with acute kidney injuries as early as possible
- Sharing the processes and tools which enabled frontline staff to implement treatment promptly whilst still improving the care delivered to the patients
- Analysing the work Royal University Hospitals has been doing throughout Covid-19 working with sepsis patients and ensuring they received a high-quality and safe service
Shortlisted Finalists for Patient Safety Team of the Year and Deteriorating Patients & Rapid Response Systems Award 2020
Question and Answers Session at 12:10pm – 12:20pm
- Sharing how the Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust has transformed its detection and treatment of sepsis across multiple sites, as a result improving the proportion of patients receiving antibiotics within one hour of sepsis diagnosis from 73% to 80%
- Evaluating how to improve the consistency of early recognition and treatment for patients presenting with suspected sepsis, using the Advancing Quality (AQ) sepsis measure sets
- Explaining the need for local improvement initiatives to sit within a broader improvement and learning structure, in order to facilitate the dissemination of good practice across large multi-site organisations
- Outlining the lessons learnt through the covid-19 pandemic in detecting sepsis and providing effective treatment
Question and Answers Session at 1:00pm – 1:10pm
This session will provide practice insights into how Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH) employed less conventional training methods to raise sepsis awareness and understanding in community environments. This training revolved around offering inter-professional, flexible and role specific training to all 31 GP surgeries and 15 NHS funded nursing homes across Milton Keynes. The MKUHFT also introduced the use of NEWS2 and sepsis screening tools as clinical decision aids.
Delegates will learn first-hand how to utilise a collaborative approach to successfully deliver a training project, involving an acute trust, sepsis survivors and simulation teams to ensure training sessions are interactive and innovative.
Question and Answers Session at 1:30pm – 1:40pm
This panel discussion will examine the importance of technology in tackling sepsis. The panel will look to provide guidance around best practice cases whereby technology has been embedded across the health sector to improve awareness and treatment of sepsis.
Furthermore, delegates will be able to put their specific challenges around the effective use of technology to the panel to discuss as well.
The panel will discuss issues including:
- Exploring the application of new ‘alert and action’ technology, and how algorithms are being employed to read patients’ vital signs and alert healthcare staff to indicators of sepsis
- Understanding how technology can help bridge the gap between digital systems and patient observation to help staff diagnose and treat suspected sepsis more effectively
- Evaluating the success of electronic patient record systems (EPR) in supporting clinical decision making and reducing sepsis mortality
- Highlighting the impact technology has on supporting health and sepsis services during the Covid-19 pandemic
Dr Ron Daniels, Chief Executive at Sepsis Trust UK will outline the critical nature of the situation health services currently find themselves in with sepsis treatment, services and raising awareness in light of Covid-19.
Ron will outline next steps Sepsis Trust UK want to see in the fight between recognising the link between Covid-19 and sepsis and outlining how the Sepsis Trust believes health organisations should respond.
This session will also outline the key recommendations from Sepsis Trust UK’s COVID-19 Recovery Response service. As well as their Recovery after Critical Illness guide
Question and Answers Session at 2:50pm – 3:00pm
*Programme Subject to Change
This Forum is specifically designed for the Health Sector including;
- Sepsis Leads/Consultants
- Heads of Quality
- Clinical Research Nurses
- Critical Care Leads
- Outreach and Community Leads
- Patient Safety Managers
- Infection and Prevention and Control Nurses
- Sepsis Nurses
- Senior Lecturers
- Online Conference (Public Sector)£295 + VAT
- Online Conference (Voluntary Sector)£245 + VAT
- Online Conference (Private Sector)£395 + VAT