Managing Sepsis in the Emergency Department

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Managing Sepsis in the Emergency Department


 On Demand Webinar
Duration: 1 HR
Sepsis is the leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals. With two-thirds of septic patients now entering the health system through the emergency department, the ED is increasingly shouldering a bigger responsibility in early sepsis identification and initiation of care. In addition, while it is clear that timing matters and saves lives through prompt evaluation and treatment, SCCM, ACEP, and other leading associations are reviewing the most recent recommended SSC Hour-1 Bundle that have significant implications to clinical teams across the U.S.

Join us to hear experts from the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) discuss evaluation and treatment guidelines, as well as other important topics in the inaugural ENA and Relias joint webinar.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to define Sepsis
  • Participants will gain awareness of the range of presentations of Sepsis in the ED
  • Participants will define how the ED nurse leads the way to decrease Sepsis mortality
  • Participants will understand the implications of the SSC Hour-1 Bundle 
Please note: this webinar is a free event, and no CEUs or certificates of participation are provided. All registrants will receive a copy of the recorded webinar and slides if you cannot attend the live event.


Nicole Williams, MSN, RN-BC
Director, Institute of Emergency Nursing Education
Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)


Nicole Williams, MSN, RN-BC is the director of content development and education at the Emergency Nurses Association. Her responsibility in this role includes the oversight and development of educational needs assessments and ongoing development and evaluation of course offerings pertinent to the delivery of effective emergency care. Her pivotal contribution to the effective revision and delivery of ENA’s two flagship courses – Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) and Emergency Nurses Pediatric Course (ENPC) – continues to position ENA as a mainstay in the trauma community and in emergency nursing education and onboarding as a whole. Her extensive background in standardized educational assessment and examination development has been instrumental in enhancing the link between continuing education and associated learner assessments.



Freda Lyon, DNP, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Vice President of Emergency Services
WellStar Health System


Freda Lyon, DNP, MSN, RN, NE-BC, serves as Vice President of Emergency Services for WellStar Health System, the largest health system in Georgia. In her role, Lyon is responsible for strategic planning, evidenced-based practice, patient experience, as well as recruitment and retention for the System’s 10 Emergency Departments. With more than 680,000 visits a year, WellStar sees more emergency patients than any other health system in Georgia. In addition, WellStar Kennestone Hospital operates the busiest emergency department in the state. As part of her role, she oversees WellStar’s emergency preparedness initiatives and serves on local and regional emergency preparedness committees in Georgia. She is a Past President of the Georgia ENA 2016 and Metro Atlanta ENA 2015. During her 36 years career, she has held numerous leadership positions in healthcare across the Southeast.