Education Resources

All calls are 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. OHA records all the education sessions and coaching calls for hospitals. Session topics and dates are subject to change. Email Dorothy Aldridge for call-in information.



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2018 Calendar

  • Nov. 13th at 11:30 a.m. - Influenza & Sepsis


2018 Recordings

October 17: Executive Sponsorship of Sepsis Initiatives (Recording)

  • Michael R. Uhl, MSN, MBA, RN, CEN, President w/Premier Health: Atrium Medical Center (Slides)
  • Clint Koenig, MD, MA, MSPH, Medical Director, Ohio Department of Health (Slides)

September 19: Care of the Pediatric Patient With Sepsis Presenting to An Adult Hospital Emergency Department (Recording | Slides)

  • Jason Clayton, MD, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Pediatric Hospitalist, Pediatric Care Medicine UH Rainbow

August 15: Coding and Clinical Documentation Issues Related to Sepsis (Recording | Slides)

  • Becky L. Domyanich, RHIT, CPC, Coding Education Manager, OhioHealth, Columbus, Ohio
  • Tonya Motsinger, RN, BSN, MBA, System Director, Clinical Documentation Improvement, OhioHealth, Columbus, Ohio

July 18: The Impact of Patient and Family Engagement Upon Sepsis Care (Recording)

  • Thomas Heymann, Executive Director, Sepsis Alliance, San Diego, CA
  • Chrissie Blackburn, MHA, Principal Advisor, Patient and Family Engagement, University of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH and
  • Kathy Rochow, Co-chair Acute Care Patient Family Partnership Council, University Hospitals of Cleveland, OH (Slides)

May 16: Strategies for Reducing Non-Present on Admission Sepsis Mortality (Recording)

  • Lori Nichols, RN, MSN, CCRN, APRN, ACNS-BC, Emergency Trauma Center Clinical Nurse Specialist; Senior Emergency Center Program Manager, Premier Atrium Medical Center, Middletown, Ohio (SLIDES)
  • Coleen Mast, RN, MS, Clinical Outcomes Manager, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, Mansfield, Ohio (SLIDES)
  • John Figel, MD, CMO, Trinity Health System, Steubenville, Ohio (SLIDES)
  • Kenneth Woods, DO, MPH, Medical Director, Infectious Disease, Chair, Infection Prevention/Control, Trinity Health System, Steubenville, Ohio
  • Amy Lindsay, RN, Clinical Coordinator, Emergency Department, Trinity Medical Center, Steubenville, Ohio
  • Himanshu Doshi, MD, Medical Director, Pathology and Clinical Lab, Trinity Medical Center, Steubenville, Ohio

April 18: Synchronizing Care Between the Hospital and the Community to Reduce Sepsis Mortality (Recording | Slides)

  • Al Cardillo, MSW, Executive Vice President, Home Care Association of New York State, Albany, New York; Adjunct Faculty, MSW Program, University of Albany, Adjunct Faculty, Public Health Program, Albany School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Eve Bankert, MT (ASCP), Senior Quality Improvement Specialist at IPRO, Lead for the Community Based Sepsis Awareness Special Innovation Project
  • Amy Bowerman, RN, BSN, Mohawk Valley Health System Home Care Division: Executive Director of Senior Network Health and Director of Quality Improvement for Visiting Nurse Association of Utica and Oneida County
March 21: Cultural Change for Sepsis Mortality Reduction (Recording | Slides)
  • Julie Kliger, MPA, BA, BSN, RN, Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal, San Francisco, California

Feb. 21: OHA Pre-Hospital Sepsis Care: Recognition and Treatment Part 2 (Recording | Slides)

  • Christopher Seymour, MD, MSc - Assistant Professor, Departments of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, The CRISMA Center.

Jan. 24: OHA Pre-Hospital Sepsis Care: Recognition and Treatment - Part 1 (Recording | Slides)

  • Christopher Seymour, MD, MSc - Assistant Professor, Departments of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, The CRISMA Center.
2017 Recordings

Oct. 18, 2017: Conducting Sepsis Case Review

  • Presenters (Slides | Recording)
    • Anita Reddy, MD, FCCP, FCCM Quality Officer, Medical Intensive Care Unit; Staff, Respiratory Institute; Assistant Medical Director of ICU Operations, Main Campus; Co-Chair, Enterprise Sepsis Steering Committee; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dept. of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
    • Rebecca F. Rosario, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Cleveland Clinic Enterprise Sepsis Committee
    • Caroline C. Armstrong, MBA, BSN, RN, CPHA, Quality Director, Respiratory Institute and ICU Operations
  • Additional Handouts

Sept. 13: Code Sepsis and Sepsis Resource Nurses

Aug. 16: The Chronicity of Sepsis: Part 2

  • Strategies for Enhancing Sepsis Survivorship 
    Presenter: Hallie Prescott, MD, MSc, assistant professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Michigan (Slides | Recording)

July 19: The Chronicity of Sepsis: Part 1

  • What Happens to our Septic Patient After Hospital Discharge? 
    Presenter: Hallie Prescott, MD, MSc, assistant professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Michigan (Slides | Recording

10th Annual Quality Summit: Sustaining Reduction in Sepsis Mortality

  • Moderator: James O'Brien, MD, MS, chair, Board of Directors, Sepsis Alliance and system vice president of Quality and Patient Safety, OhioHealth
    Panelists: Representatives of sepsis program participants at Licking Memorial Hospital, Mercy Medical Center and Marietta Memorial Hospital (Recording)

Sepsis: A Medical Emergency

  • Moderator: James O'Brien, MD, MS, chair, Board of Directors, Sepsis Alliance and system vice president of Quality and Patient Safety, OhioHealth (Slides | Recording)

April 19: Antimicrobial Stewardship in Sepsis Care

  • Presenters: Cindy M. Hou, DO, MBA, FACOI, infection control officer, Kennedy Health System, Stratford, New Jersey; Marianne Kraemer, MPA, M.Ed., BSN, RN, CCRN, chief nursing officer, Kennedy Health System, Stratford, New Jersey (Slides | Recording)

March 15: Post-Acute Considerations in Sepsis Care


Feb. 15: Pre-hospital Considerations in Sepsis Care

  • Presenter: Paul Zeeb, MD, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Mount Carmel Health System, chair, Region IV Physician Advisory Board (Recording | Slides)

Jan. 18: Effective Practices

  • Presenters: Heidi Mannix, director, Data Analysis and Reporting, Ohio Hospital Association; Maria Ryhal, MD, CQI physician liaison, Salem Regional Medical Center; Lyn Pethtel, BS, SM(ASCP), RN, CIC, director, Quality Improvement and Infection Control, Salem Regional Medical Center; Diane Cartwright, RN, BSN, CCM, Quality and Accreditation, Cleveland Clinic Akron General Lodi Hospital (Slides)
2016 Recordings

Jan. 13, 2016: Action Plans Coaching Call

  • OHA held a webinar to focus on action plans and improvement processes. To begin, OHA presented a driver diagram that can be used by hospitals. This was followed by a presentation from Jeanie Alt, RN, BSN, who serves as quality improvement supervisor, and Cindy Mefferd, chief quality and patient safety officer, from Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center. This was followed by a presentation by Mary LeVan, director of Quality/Risk Management, and Grant Varian, MD, medical director, Mary Rutan Hospital. (Slides | Recording)

Feb. 17, 2016: Stopping Sepsis Initiative

  • OHA hosted an Educational webinar as a part of its statewide initiative on stopping sepsis. This webinar provided an overview of the leadership approach to action planning and sustainable improvements in sepsis care (through early identification and early intervention) made by the Kennedy Health System in Stratford, New Jersey in their Stopping Sepsis Initiative.
  • Presenters: Marianne Kraemer, RN, MPA, Ed.M, CCRN and Cindy Meng Hou, MD (Slides | Recording)

March 16, 2016: Pre-Hospital Provider Recognition and Treatment of Sepsis

  • OHA hosted its monthly sepsis webinar featuring Rommie Duckworth on Pre-Hospital Provider Recognition and Treatment of Sepsis. Rommie Duckworth, LP is a dedicated emergency responder and award-winning educator with more than 25 years working in career and volunteer fire departments, hospital health care systems, and public and private emergency medical services. Currently a career fire captain and paramedic EMS coordinator, Rommie is an emergency services advocate, a frequent speaker at conferences around the world and a contributor to emergency services research, textbooks, and print and online media. Rommie was also awarded as a 2015 Sepsis Hero by Sepsis Alliance. (Slides | Recording)

April 20, 2016: Obstetric Sepsis and Simulation Training

  • OHA hosted its monthly sepsis webinar featuring Cynthia Shellhaas, MD, MPH and Stephen Thung, MD, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. They discussed maternal morbidity and mortality, the Ohio Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review project,  simulation training and the related project through PAMR in Ohio and OSU’s OB sepsis project. (Slides | Recording)

May 18, 2016: Integrating Palliative Care as Standard Care in Sepsis Treatment

  • Presenters: Katherine Eilenfeld, DO, an Internal and Palliative Medicine physician with Westshore Primary Care in Westlake, Ohio. Katherine earned her bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry from Valparaiso University and her doctorate's degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her internship and residency, both in internal medicine, at University Hospitals St. John Medical Center and her fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. She is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine. Katherine's primary focus is on adult primary care, chronic disease, and palliative medicine including aggressive pain and symptom management. She has special interest in the areas of geriatrics, end of life care and medical ethics. 
  • Marlene Oliver, BSN, RN-BC, CHPN is a palliative care coordinator at University Hospitals St. John Medical Canter. She has a bachelor's degree in nursing from Ohio University and an associate's degree in nursing from Lorain County Community College. She is a board certified hospice and palliative care nurse and is a member of the Supportive Care Coalition and the Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association. (Slides | Recording)

June 15, 2016: OHA Quality Summit - Across the Continuum of Care

July 20, 2016: Fluid Resuscitation: Addressing Physician Buy-in with Clinical Evidence

  • Presenters: Michael Patterson, DO, vice president, Medical Affairs, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital and Carole Cahaney, BSN, sepsis coordinator, quality improvement specialist, Union Hospital (Slides | Recording)

Aug. 17, 2016: Adequacy of Fluid Resuscitation

  • Presenters: Michael Taylor, MD, FACS, medical director, Surgical Critical Care, Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital; medical director, Critical Care; vice chief of staff, Cleveland Clinic  Avon Hospital; and Board of Directors, Sepsis Alliance
  • Case Studies/Success Stories by: Kim Biery, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, director, Quality Innovation, Miami Valley Hospital and Miami Valley Hospital South; Mary Kate Dilts-Skaggs, DNP, RN, NE-BC, director of Nursing, Emergency Services, Southern Ohio Medical Center; and Elvis Walters, BSN, RN, nurse manager, Emergency Services, Southern Ohio Medical Center

September: Sepsis Awareness Month

Oct. 19, 2016: Antibiotic Selection in Sepsis Care

  • Presenter: Steven D. Burdette, MD, FIDSA, FACP, Professor of Medicine, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine; infectious diseases fellowship director, WSU; medical director, Kettering Health Network; medical director, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Miami Valley Hospital (Slides | Recording)
2015 Recordings

May 7, 2015 - Informational Webinar for Statewide Sepsis Initiative

June 10, 2015 - Quality Summit: The Impact of Sepsis

At the OHA Quality Summit, Dr. James O'Brien, MD, MS, the Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, delivered the Keynote address and moderated a panel of Ohio hospitals on the topic of sepsis.
Dr. Jim O'Brien - OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital
Christine Boulden - Akron General Medical Center
Carol Colussi - James Cancer Center at OSU
Carol Murphy - Union Hospital


Aug. 12, 2015 - 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Educational Call)

OHA held a webinar focusing on understanding sepsis and the evidence-based bundles. Dr. James O'Brien from Sepsis Alliance & OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, serving as the physician champion of OHA's initiative, was the presenter.

Sept. 16, 2015 - 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Coaching Call)

Oct. 21, 2015 - 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Educational Call)

OHA hosted a webinar to hear from two Ohio hospitals regarding “Early Recognition of Sepsis”. Successes, lessons learned, challenges addressed, and work in progress were shared by both an academic medical center, University Hospitals, as well as a community hospital, Knox Community Hospital. In addition, Summa Health System also shared a best practice tool with the statewide initiative.

Nov. 18, 2015 - 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Coaching Call)

OHA held a webinar focusing upon the topic of fluid resuscitation, a component of the three-hour bundle. The key presenter was Matthew Exline, MD, who is an associate professor of Clinical, Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the Ohio State University.
Our case example for this month was presented by Jennifer Meek, MSN, RN, who serves as Quality Improvement Specialist at Marietta Memorial Hospital.  She addressed how triage assessment has changed sepsis care delivery in the Emergency Department and how it has improved compliance with the three-hour bundle.

  • Fluid Resuscitation in Septic Shock - recorded session
  • Slides for Dr. Exline's presentation can be found here
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