Fittingly, this Sepsis Awareness Month the WSHA Safety & Quality team is thrilled to announce that WSHA has hired a new safety & quality director with a sepsis and readmission management focus. Rosemary Mitchell Grant, BSN, RN, CPHQ, most recently was the sepsis coordinator at Harborview Medical Center and was the co-chair of the UW Medicine Pacific Northwest Sepsis Conference Planning Committee. Rosemary has extensive experience designing and implementing quality improvement efforts to promote early identification and treatment of sepsis across the care continuum.
During Sepsis Awareness Month, WSHA is participating in the Sepsis Alliance’s public awareness campaign to increase recognition of the signs and symptoms of sepsis and the urgent need to seek medical treatment when signs are present. The central focus of the campaign is the T.I.M.E. acronym.
We also want to extend sepsis awareness throughout the year. Rosemary will be a resource to all Washington hospitals looking to become involved with sepsis performance improvement work. If you would like to get in touch with her, please contact [email].
This Sepsis Awareness Month, the WSHA Safety & Quality team is asking our members to register a “sepsis coordinator” – or any similar position – with the Sepsis Coordinator Network. The Sepsis Coordinator Network is a free avenue for sharing resources, guidance and experience between health care professionals fighting sepsis across the nation.