Speaking of Sepsis Podcast

A production of the IPRO Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor (HQIC)

Speaking of Sepsis highlights stories of hospitals and healthcare workers innovating and improving sepsis care through clinical and operational implementation of best practices and multidisciplinary collaboration. Each episode features a healthcare professional who shares the struggles and successes of sepsis improvement work. Listen to learn their best practices to improve the care of sepsis patients and reduce sepsis mortality.


Episode 1In this inaugural episode, host Rochelle Beard welcomes Natasha Reese, an Infection Preventionist from St. Joseph Health in the Lexington area of Kentucky to share her insights regarding the IP’s involvement in sepsis prevention, identification, and care.Listen Now
Episode 2In this episode, Rochelle Beard, RN, Infection Preventionist, interviews Carrie Addy, RN,  Sepsis Program Coordinator for Adena Health System in Ohio, about one of their hospital’s Joint Commission Sepsis Certification, the system’s sepsis program, and more.Listen Now


Quest for Quality is a production of IPRO QIN-QIO. The primary purpose of the podcast is to educate. Listeners acknowledge that they are not being provided any advice or services by the speakers. The speakers are expressing their views and opinions only and not that of any company or agency for whom they work. Any reference to a specific product or entity does not constitute endorsement of that product or entity. The podcast is for private, non-commercial use only.

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This material was prepared by IPRO QIN­-QIO, a Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Views expressed in this material do not necessarily reflect the official views or policy of CMS or HHS, and any reference to a specific product or entity herein does not constitute endorsement of that product or entity by CMS or HHS.