Meeting Archive:
Tune in to Safe Healthcare: Advances in Sepsis - Protecting Patients Throughout the Lifespan

Meeting Description:
  1. Welcome and Introductions, Abbigail Tumpey, MPH, CHES; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  2. Overview of CDC’s sepsis Vital Signs report, Anthony Fiore, MD, MPH; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  3. Sepsis in acute care settings, Mitchell Levy, MD, MCCM, FCCP; Surviving Sepsis Campaign
  4. Septic shock guidelines for pediatrics, Joseph Carcillo, MD; Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  5. Sepsis in post-acute and long-term care settings, Susan Levy, MD, CMD; AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care
  6. Question and Answer Session                                                                                            
  • Describe infection control techniques that reduce the risk and spread of healthcare- associated infections (HAI).
  • Identify unsafe practices that place patients at risk for HAIs.
  • Describe best practices for infection control and prevention in daily practice in healthcare settings.
  • Apply standards, guidelines, best practices, and established processes related to safe and effective medication use.

CME:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring activity for a maximum of (1) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides (1) contact hours.

Date: Tue, Sep 13, 2016
Time: 03:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Kate Wiedeman
 Presenter Information
Anthony Fiore, MD, MPH
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Anthony (Tony) Fiore, MD, MPH, is a medical epidemiologist and infectious diseases physician. Since January 2015 he has been Chief of the Epidemiology Research and Innovations Branch, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, leading projects aimed at preventing or reducing healthcare-associated infections and sepsis. He holds the rank of Captain in the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service, and is board certified in infectious diseases.

He serves on CDC Institutional Review Board G, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America’s publications committee, and is an Associate Editor for the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Mitchell M. Levy, MD, MCCM, FCCP
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Dr. Mitchell Levy is Chief, Division of Critical Care, Pulmonary, and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where he is Professor of Medicine.  He is also Medical Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island.  Dr. Levy is a founding member (2002) and a member of the Executive Committee of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign, a global initiative to improve the care of patients with severe sepsis. Dr. Levy is Past-President of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (2009).     

Joseph A. Carcillo, MD
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Dr. Joseph Carcillo has been the Chair of the American College of Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Advanced Life Support Committee for Clinical Practice Parameters for Hemodynamic Support of Newborn and Pediatric Septic Shock (1998 – 2015), Chair of the Pediatric Section of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (2008-2015, founding pediatric member from 2000-2015), and Co-Chair and Founding member of the World Federation of Pediatric Critical Care and Intensive Care Societies Pediatric Global Sepsis Initiative (2005-2015). He also a founding member of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Health and Child Development Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network (NICHD-CPCCRN).

Susan M. Levy, MD, CMD
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Dr. Susan M. Levy has been a medical director for over twenty-five years. She is the President of AMDA The Society for Post-Acute and Long Term Care Medicine. She is currently a medical director in Delaware and does additional consulting work related to PALTC.


Dr. Levy is a graduate of University of Maryland School of Medicine.  She completed her Internal Medicine training at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and her fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at The Mount Sinai medical Center in New York.


Dr. Levy is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She has been a Certified Medical Director since 1996.