World Sepsis Day is September 13th and it's a great opportunity to really focus on the importance of reducing the incidence of sepsis in hospitals.  Reducing the incidence of sepsis leads to higher quality of patient care, reduced health costs and reduced readmissions.  

Nursing education can play a huge role in reducing sepsis.  GE HealthCare offers two great online clinical courses on sepsis. 

Both Sepsis courses are a part of a larger library of online clinical continuing education in the Nursing Library of Online Education. The Library offers 57 courses that focus on Quality and Patient Safety, Improving the Patient Experience, Clinical Concepts to Optimize Patient Care, Monitoring to Enhance Patient Care, and Professional Development, all of which are approved to offer continuing education credit by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Many courses, such as Communication: Sounding the Alarm for Sepsis course, are presented by leading national experts like Jennifer MacDermott and Dr. James M. O'Brien, Jr.  This video is an excellent source of information on reducing the incidence of sepsis and can be viewed here (scroll down to the fourth video)

On World Sepsis Day, GE HealthCare is being honored with an award by the Sepsis Alliance for their efforts and focus on this crucial topic.

In the following interview, Jennifer MacDermott, clinical nurse specialist and Surgical Intensive Care Unit Nurse, explains about sepsis and the importance of nursing education.  Jennifer develops and presents clinical education programs and speaks nationally on a variety of topics.  She is also a certified adult nurse practitioner, critical care registered nurse and the co-founder of Spike Out Sepsis, an annual charity event that raises awareness about sepsis and benefits the Sepsis Alliance.

To see other videos in this series, please go to this page.  And if you have a story to tell that can reduce healthcare costs and raise quality of care, please comment below or email me at  Thanks!