Minnesota APRN Coalition

Unlocking the CBC: A Novel Marker for Early Recognition of Severity of Infection


Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 2:00pm ET - 3:00pm ET
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Severe sepsis kills more than 700 people a day in the United States. The complexity of this condition paired with the variability in presentation of patients makes sepsis a tremendous challenge for providers working to recognize it and implement time-sensitive therapies. In order to provide the right care to the right patient at the right time, systems and processes need to be well defined. This webinar, hosted by Sepsis Alliance and sponsored by Beckman Coulter, will focus on early recognition strategies, including the Monocyte Distribution Width (MDW) marker, a novel component of the CBC differential, for determining the severity of infection. Case studies will be used to demonstrate how MDW can help differentiate the severity of infection from other causes of respiratory and circulatory problems.


Kathleen Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FCNS, FAAN, Clinical Nurse Specialist/Consultant, Advancing Nursing LLC