Education is important to initiate a clinical practice change and is also vital to help sustain and spread the change over time. An initial step is to identify the learning needs of different audiences and to tailor education to meet these needs. The strategy will vary in each facility and among professions.
At a minimum, awareness training (key sepsis messages and orientation to the sepsis pathway) for all nursing and medical staff in direct contact with patients is essential. More detailed training can be provided for direct providers and for those teams involved in escalation of care (eg. Outreach teams, ICU, internal medicine, rapid response teams). Evaluation of the education events can be accomplished using site-specific standard pre- and post-education evaluation processes.
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