Guest speaker Angela Craig leads an in-depth training series on sepsis for long-term care staff. She is an experienced ICU Clinical Nurse Specialist at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Tennessee where she leads their sepsis program. She has critical experience in caring for sepsis patients and developing and implementing sepsis protocols. In this series, she covers:
- Developing and implementing an early recognition of the sepsis process
- Standardizing processes for the treatment of patients with early sepsis
- Standardizing processes for infection prevention of PNA, CAUTI and CLABSI
- Decreasing the rate of transfer to higher level facilities
- Decreasing sepsis mortality rates in long-term care
More About Angela Craig
Angela developed and chaired the sepsis team at her hospital, leading CRMC to be the first hospital in Tennessee to become sepsis disease-specific certified through the Joint Commission. She has presented nationally on the topics of sepsis and hemodynamics and has been published on sepsis and heart failure.
Angela is a Sepsis Coordinator and serves on the Advisory Committee for the national Sepsis Alliance. She is also a Key Opinion Leader Advisory Board member for Baxter healthcare solutions.
Angela consults independently and for the Tennessee Hospital Association, where she conducts site visits and helps hospitals with their sepsis initiatives. She also serves on the Speakers Bureau for Edwards Lifesciences.