Sepsis User Agreement, Info Guides, Data Sheets & Other Resources Posted in Follow-up to Training Sessions

HCA has completed our wintertime Stop Sepsis at Home Regional Training sessions, which drew participation from hundreds of home care provider representatives and partners throughout New York State.

Whether or not you participated in one of these eight sessions, you can still incorporate HCA’s sepsis screening tool into your home care operations by signing a user agreement with HCA.

We stress that the user agreement is required of all organizations wishing to use HCA’s screening tool, including participants in our regional training sessions.

You can find a PDF of the user agreement on the Tools and Resources page.

Now that the training sessions have concluded, HCA has posted several other important resources to this webpage, including slides from the training sessions, fact sheets and guides, information related to our Stop Sepsis at Home grant (supported by the New York State Health Foundation), links to our partner organizations’ websites, and more.

We’ve also posted an archive of webinars which are a prerequisite for organizations who did not attend the regional training sessions but would like to sign a user agreement to use the sepsis screening tool.

In summary, if you attended the regional training session or have participated in the IPRO webinars, then make sure to sign the user agreement and send it to HCA at sepsistool@hcanys.org so that you can receive the screening tool. If you did not attend a training session nor viewed the webinars, make sure you view the archive of the webinars and then send a signed user agreement to HCA. The archive is hosted by IPRO at http://atlanticquality.org/initiatives/sepsis-initiative/educational-eventswebinars/.

What’s Next

There’s still more to come in our ‘Stop Sepsis at Home’ initiative, including:
  • A webinar (being hosted today) for all New York State hospitals by the Healthcare Association of New York State to present the tool and promote hospitals’ collaboration with home care partners on sepsis
  • Plans now underway with the state Office for the Aging on local caregiver sepsis education and training throughout the state, which would pair local aging network organizations with home care agencies using the sepsis tool.
  • A joint, statewide educational presentation for EMS and home care providers.
  • An all-partner Sepsis Summit being planned for home care providers, hospitals, physician practices, health plans, EMS and other.
  • Passage of state legislation and related work with the Department of Health to support provider implementation of a sepsis initiative, including electronic health records integration.
  • Further assistance to providers and continuum partners via HCA’s grant for sepsis from the New York State Health Foundation.
Please stay tuned for announcements in each of these areas.

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