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Sepsis: Prevent, Manage and Monitor to meet JCI Goals

  Thursday, 29 September 2022
  13:30 - 14:15

  CSSD Room



When sepsis is not prevented, recognized early, and managed promptly, then it can lead to septic shock, multiple organ failure, and death. The challenges of managing sepsis in a facility and the attendant’s JCI accreditation expectations will be outlined along with solutions, including available tools to diagnose sepsis, prevention of short-term peripheral venous catheter infection and failure, prevention of unscheduled peripheral venous catheters removal due to complications, preventive care bundles, monitoring, and management of sepsis within the frameworks of JCI International Patient Safety Goals, Medication Management, and Usage.

Learning Objectives

  1. Review sepsis diagnosis algorithm and best practices of specimen collection for blood culture: recommended blood volume and blood culture sets, timing of blood collection, selection of culture media and skin disinfection.
  2. Illustrating the evidence that BD vascular care solution and skin antiseptic can improve patients outcomes.
  3. Understand how the complexity of sepsis and its monitoring, management, and prevention requires an application of diverse solutions to meet several aspects of the JCI quality approach, including MMU, PCI, QPS, and GLD.
  4. Understand how the application of technology to bundle audit processes can produce evidence for accreditation and improve compliance.
  5. Review how dashboards can assist in the tracking of sepsis patients, support clinical decision making and help support Antimicrobial Resistance risk mitigation.



Nedim Albayrak, M.D.
Head of Medical Affairs, Middle East & Africa, BD Life Sciences - Integrated Diagnostic Solutions

Nedim began his BD career in 2012 as a Clinical Affairs consultant for the legacy Preanalytical Systems (PAS) business in Turkey, accepted the role of Medical Affairs Manager of PAS Turkey in 2013, and the expanded role of Medical Affairs Manager of PAS in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in addition to Turkey in 2015. In 2018, Nedim relocated to Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, USA, and accepted the role of Medical Affairs Medical Director. In 2021, Nedim accepted the role of Head of Medical Affairs IDS MEA (formerly known as EMA). In 2022, Nedim was appointed to the role of Head of Medical Affairs BDX MENAT & Africa. Prior to joining BD, Nedim held several positions as an emergency department physician in Turkey. Nedim received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Istanbul, Turkey, and a Master of Business Administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management, New York, USA.


James Waterson, RN, M.Med.Ed. M.HEc
Medical Affairs Manager, BD - Medication Management Solutions MMS, Middle East & Africa

James Waterson has specialist certificates in Children’s Critical Care, Offshore Medicine and in Renal Nursing. He received his Baccalaureate from the University of London and has Master’s Degrees in Medical Education from the University of Dundee, and in Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics from Pompeu Fabra University School of Management, Barcelona. He has published papers on medication safety, alarm fatigue, medical device interoperability, introducing robotics into compounding and dispensing units, on leadership during disaster activation, and on managing critically ill paediatric patients in adult facilities. He has worked in the USA, The People’s Republic of China, Switzerland, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UAE in clinical positions and as a university faculty member, and is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Infusion Nursing, Applied Clinical Informatics Journal, and the Journal of Pediatric Pharmaceutical Therapeutics.

Dr. Vladimir Sashkov
Medical Affairs Manager, MENA. BD Life Science –Integrated Diagnostic Solutions

Dr. Vladimir is a BD Medical Affairs Manager responsible for MENA region and based in UAE. He is PhD in brain neurochemistry and author of more than 100 publications and textbooks related to physiology, endocrinology, and pathology. He is a committee member of the pre-analytical guideline working group on specimen collection and handling in Russia and Oman. Dr. Vladimir participates as a speaker in conferences and symposiums in the region with lectures on the impact of preanalytical variables and phlebotomy practices on diagnostic outcomes and sample quality.

Osama Kamal MD, MBA
Medical Affairs Manager, MENAT. BD - Medication Delivery Systems

Osama began his BD career recently as a Medical Affairs Lead for Medication Delivery Solutions (MDS) responsible for Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey (MENAT). Osama started his professional Journey as a family doctor in 1991 Egypt, in 1994 he pursued his career in the pharmaceutical world for the greater patients’ impact, Osama possess a diversified experience in both Pharma and Vaccines, he had multiple roles in the commercial and Medical Affairs functions including Medical Governance, Pharmacovigilance and Clinical Research, he has worked in a Country, Regional and Global capacities in MENAT region and Canada. Osama Received his Medical Degree from Alexandria University in Egypt and his Master of Business Administration from Hull University, UK.