Feds Announce Sepsis Coalition Town Hall Meetings

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced a fall program to increase awareness of sepsis and to facilitate a national conversation aimed at developing interventions that will lead to a decrease in sepsis morbidity and mortality rates. Applicable to staff in long-term care facilities as well as other caregivers, presentations will address the initial characteristics of sepsis, survival rates associated with early detection and rapid treatment, success stories, and resources available from the Centers for Disease Control Prevention& Prevention. The event is scheduled for Thursday, October 15, 2015, with the morning webinar from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm (Central Time) and a follow-up Town Hall scheduled from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Central Time). For more information, visit the CMS website at www.cms.gov.