Craig Weinert, M.D. from M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center and chair of the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) Sepsis Committee will review how hospital systems managed sepsis care programs during COVID-19. Dr. Weinert will give an update on national and state-wide trends for detecting sepsis, treating sepsis and follow-up. This includes electronic detection algorithms, electronic medical records (EMR) based programs, bedside technologies to assist fluid management. He'll also discuss the results from a detailed physician survey conducted with the assistance of MHA in 21 Minnesota hospitals that examined the clinical approach to sepsis and volume therapy during real-life patient encounters.  


  • Describe how sepsis programs were affected by COVID-19 in Minnesota.
  • Identify recent national and state-wide trends in sepsis detection programs.
  • Review how physicians make clinical decisions in managing septic patients under real-life conditions. 


Craig Weinert, M.D., MPH is specialized in pulmonary and critical care medicine. He is a professor of Medicine in the division of pulmonary, allergy, critical care and sleep medicine (PACCS) at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, part of M Health Fairview. Over the past 25 years Dr. Weinert has served in several capacities in critical care, quality improvement, and research. He developed a research team from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy to study patient-controlled sedation during mechanical ventilation. In 2010, along with Drs. Greg Beilman and David Ingbar he started a multi-departmental critical care program that now supports approximately 40 intensivist physicians and 8 APPs from the Medicine, Anesthesiology and Surgery Departments.

Who should attend

Physicians, non-physicians providers, nurses, administrators, risk managers, patient safety officers, and other health care professional staff.

Continuing education

The program is designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for a total of 1 contact hour.


  • Complimentary for MHA member hospitals and health systems
  • $35 per person for associate members
  • $75 per person for nonmembers

Registration deadline

Please register by 12:00 p.m. on the day before the webinar to ensure timely delivery of access instructions.

Approximately four business days before the web conference, you will receive an email containing instructions on connecting. Advance registration is required to ensure the delivery of instructional materials.

If you do not receive an email prior to the program with web conference details, please contact Kimberley Huntington at Contact Us to confirm your registration.

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When and Where
  • 9/21/2021 1:30 PM CDT
  • 9/21/2021 2:30 PM CDT
  • Zoom Meeting