A 50-year-old mother of three presents to her primary care physician with increasingly severe left flank pain. By the end of the day she will have gone to the emergency room with worsening symptoms, and although effective treatment is begun by the following morning, it is too late to prevent an extensive hospital stay and multiple amputations. How might this patient’s sepsis have been recognized earlier, with better coordination among the physicians involved?
The incidence of sepsis is dramatically increasing, with infection a major source of mortality in stone disease. In this 1-hour webinar course, Dr. Glenn Preminger, Chief of Urology at Duke University, gives you a short checklist to keep “hot stones” on your radar, introduces a treatment algorithm, and demonstrates efficient multi-disciplinary communication.
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
Glenn Michael Preminger, MD, has received worldwide recognition for his contributions in Urology. In 2011, he became Chief of Urologic Surgery at Duke University and was named the James F. Glenn Professor of Urologic Surgery.
Dr. Preminger has published more than 350 manuscripts, 100 book chapters, and 9 books. He is a member of 15 professional societies and holds editorial positions with Urology, the Journal of Endourology, and Urological Research.
His clinical interests include the minimally invasive management of urinary tract stones, including shock wave lithotripsy and percutaneous and ureteroscopic stone removal. In addition, he coordinates the comprehensive metabolic evaluation and preventative medical treatment offered at the Duke Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center.
David S. McClellan, MD, Emergency Medicine, Spokane, WA
Timothy Melhorn, MD, MMM, CPE, Internal Medicine, Yakima, WA
Marty Murray, RN, BSN, LNCC, CPHQ, Healthcare Quality/Risk/Legal Nurse Consultant, Seattle, WA
Celia Smith, CCMEP, Director, Continuing Medical Education, Physicians Insurance, Seattle, WA
Ernest Sussman, MD, VP, SCRUBS Risk Retention Group, Stuart, FL, Urology, Las Vegas, NV
Catherine Walberg, JD, Senior Vice President, Physicians Insurance, Seattle, WA
Original release: August 2014
Last reviewed: August 2015
Expiration: August 2017
This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.
Category 1 credit is applicable throughout the United States.
Estimated time to complete this activity: 1 hour
Physicians in Washington who complete this course will fulfill the risk management education requirement mandated by the Washington Health Services Act of 1993.
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