The Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety (HMS) Consortium partnered with the MHA Keystone Center to host a day-long virtual sepsis symposium on October 1, 2020, to educate participants around sepsis management, current sepsis work at the state and national levels, and the link between Sepsis and the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the day-long symposium, we heard from national speakers, including Dr. Runa Gokhale, Medical Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, who discussed the sepsis efforts at the CDC. In addition, Dr. Reena Duseja, Director, Division of Quality Measurement, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, spoke on national policies around sepsis. Dr. Scott Kaatz, Hospitalist, and Medical Director for Professional Development and Research in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Henry Ford hospital shared his personal story as a patient diagnosed with COVID-19. Brittany Bogan, Senior Vice President of Safety and Quality, and Executive Director, MHA Keystone Center, along with John Syrjamaki, Manager of Data Analytics from the Michigan Value Collaborative (MVC) provided information on the current state of sepsis in Michigan. Pat Posa, a nurse, and Quality and Patient Safety Program Manager at Michigan Medicine spoke about hospital management of sepsis from a nursing perspective. The symposium ended with learning about efforts in post-hospital management for sepsis patients.