September is Sepsis Awareness Month
September is Sepsis Awareness Month. Sepsis is the body’s life-threatening response to infection that affects 1.7 million people and takes 270,000 lives in the U.S. every year. Since 2011, Sepsis Alliance has encouraged organizations, health care systems, and individuals to use this month to intentionally shine a spotlight on sepsis.
Since 2011, Sepsis Alliance has encouraged organizations, health care systems, and individuals to use this month to intentionally shine a spotlight on sepsis. Every year, sepsis kills more than a quarter million Americans. That’s more than prostate cancer, breast cancer, and AIDS — combined.
Tragically, many of those lives could have been spared with improved public awareness, according to Sepsis Alliance.
Here’s what Americans need to understand, according to Sepsis Alliance.
- Sepsis can affect anyone — young people, older adults, people who are generally well, and people who are sick.
- Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. The immune system, which is supposed to fight off the infection, goes into overdrive and attacks the body.
- Sepsis is life threatening. Without the right treatment, it can cause organ failure, amputation, and death.
- Symptoms to watch for:
- Shivering, fever, or very cold
- Extreme pain, general discomfort (“worst ever”)
- Pale or discolored skin
- Sleepy, difficult to rouse, confused
- “Ifeel like I might die.”
- Short of breath.
- If a combination of sepsis symptoms is present, call 911 or go to a hospital and say, “I am concerned about sepsis.” Sepsis is a medical emergency and must be treated quickly. For each hour treatment is delayed, the risk of death rises almost 8%.
This Sepsis Awareness Month, we invite you to take the TIME to help save lives.
Learn how here: https://www.sepsis.org/get-involved/sepsis-awareness-month/
IU Health has created a video that shows a clinical scenario between a patient in a physician. If you would like to see this interaction you can by going to https://iuhealthcpe.org/view/sepsis
In addition, IU Health is in process of creating another video of multiple providers discussing common and very important questions in regards to sepsis.
VPN AnyConnect Decommission
EFFECTIVE 9/30/20 - Cerner Remote Access Workflow is moving from Cerner Home Remote to IUH Workspace in order to o provide a more seamless working environment, the new workflow utilizes the same IU Health digital workspace (virtual desktop) whether onsite or remote.
To view how to get set up go to https://iuhealthcpe.org/view/citrix-application-portal
Medicaid Sterilization Consent
Revenue Cycle Services has seen an Increase in denials related to missing or incomplete Consent for Sterilization forms for the Medicaid/HIP population.
This has caused a significant amount of revenue loss throughout the system.
If a Sterilization procedure is performed without a consent form, the claim will be denied with no payer reimbursement.
To view the video please go to https://iuhealthcpe.org/view/medicaid-sterilization-consent-form#!
In this education video, we will discuss the most commonly seen errors and highlight the very stringent requirements which are essential to receive reimbursement by reviewing the exact way the Sterilization Consent form needs to be completed. We will also show you where to locate the Consent form.
RQI Quarter Approaching
September 30, 2020 marks the end of the quarter.
If you have not completed your resucitation assignments for the quarter please complete these when you have time. If you need to find out where a cart is located please go to https://iuhealthcpe.org/web/bls