PI CME Opportunity: Sepsis in the Hospital Setting

February 23, 2010 at 5:56 am Leave a comment

Many hospitals are aware of what the results of this study show. The question is what are they doing about it. If you are looking for  a PI CME opportunity in the hospital setting here is your global needs assessment. Localize the data and you are ready to go. I have seen some very successful PI CME initiatives focused on this problem.

New Study Shows Sepsis and Pneumonia Caused by Hospital-Acquired Infections Kill 48,000 Patients; Cost $8.1 Billion to Treat

Published: Feb 22, 2010 ,Washington, D.C.

Two common conditions caused by hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) killed 48,000 people and ramped up health care costs by $8.1 billion in 2006 alone, according to a study released today in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

This is the largest nationally representative study to date of the toll taken by sepsis and pneumonia, two conditions often caused by deadly microbes, including the antibiotic-resistant bacteria MRSA. Such infections can lead to longer hospital stays, serious complications and even death.

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Entry filed under: CME, Continuing Medical Education, Improvement, Physician Continuing Education, PI CME.

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