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Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of educational activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Achieve a 75% rate of provider response to sepsis activation within suggested timeframes (per Red/Yellow protocols).
  2. Achieve 75% rate of sepsis order set utilization for patients with possible sepsis.
  3. Achieve 50% of patients agreed by the provider to have sepsis will have isotonic fluids initiated within 30 minutes of the sepsis “huddle.”
  4. Achieve 50% of patients (who are not already on antimicrobials) agreed by the provider to have sepsis will have parenteral antibiotics initiated within 60 minutes of the sepsis “huddle.”


Consistent with Children's of Alabama CME policy, planners for this activity are required to disclose to you any economic or other personal interests that create, or may be perceived as creating, a conflict related to the material discussed. This policy is intended to make participants aware of planners interest so they may form their own judgments about the educational material provided.  Full disclosure, including the nature of any planner member's relationship(s) with commercial interests is listed below.


Planner Disclosure:

The following planners/content reviewers of this activity have nothing to disclose:

Chritopher Pruitt, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama st Birmingham

Brenda Vason, RN, BSN, Director of Perfomance Improvement/Pateint Safety/Accreditation, Children's of Alabama

Katherine Busler, MFA, Continuing Medical Resources Supervisor, Children's of Alabama 


Content Reviewer information:

Children's of Alabama requires that the content of CME activities and related materials provide balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. Content must be free of the influence or control of a commercial entity and must promote improvements or quality in healthcare 

Regarding CME content, it is the policy and expectation of Children's of Alabama that:

  • All recommendations involving clinical medicine are based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients.
  • All scientific research referred to, reported or used in this activity in support of justification of a patient care recommendation conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis.

Content review was conducted prior to this presentation and considered compliant with the standards listed above.


Speaker Disclosure:

Please note the speaker:

Christopher Pruitt, MD


Does not intend to discuss commercial products or services.
Does not intend to discuss non-FDA approved uses of products/providers of services.
Does not have a relevant financial arrangement or affiliation with an commercial interest. 


Commercial Support Disclosure: This activity received no commercial support 


Original Lecture Date: 5/8/2018

Termination Date: 5/8/2020

Estimated Time of Activity : 20 minutes 


Approved Credit:

Children's of Alabama designates this internet enduring material activity for a maximum of .5  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Children's of Alabama is accredited by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama to provide continuing medical education for physicians.



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Formats Available: Streaming
Original Lecture Date: May 08, 2018
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

Approved Credit:
  • Physician: 0.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • Non-Physician: 0.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

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