Paediatric Sepsis: The Challenges

A review

The lecture duration is 21min.

0.5 CPD Points, 0.5 CEUs.
Accredited by CPDUK and CBRN.

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Amanda Harley
Queensland State-wide Paediatric Sepsis Clinical Nurse Consultant located at Children's Health Queensland
Lecture Summary

Paediatric sepsis remains one of the leading causes of preventable mortality for children. Global incidence exceeds 50% for the neonatal and paediatric population, with up to one third developing ongoing, sometimes lifelong sequelae. Early recognition and management is key to optimising outcomes, however can be difficult to recognise in the early stages. Paediatric sepsis is not isolated to the Emergency Department, but rather a journey that begins at home and encompasses the multidisciplinary team and families. This session will contextualise the many elements of paediatric sepsis and provide you with the tools to ensure your patient arrives at the emerald city.

Target Audience

All healthcare professionals that care for padiatric septic patients

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • Understand the global burden of paediatric sepsis
  • Summarise the complexities of paediatric sepsis recognition and diagnosis
  • Describe the paediatric sepsis journey and the key contributors including nurses and the community
  • Demonstrate understanding of the importance of early recognition and management and the available tools and resources available to enhance knowledge and care