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The challenges with the recognition and management of paediatric sepsis: your map of the yellow brick road

1 Credit(s)

1 CPD point, 1 CE Contact Hour
Providers: CPDUK, CBRN

Amanda Harley Read bio

Amanda Harley

Amanda Harley

Queensland State-wide Paediatric Sepsis Clinical Nurse Consultant located at Children's Health Queensland

Amanda Harley is the Queensland State-wide Paediatric Sepsis Clinical Nurse Consultant located at Children's Health Queensland, and the paediatric nursing representative on the Queensland Sepsis Steering Committee. Amanda has her masters in critical care, post-graduate qualification in Education and is in the final year of her PhD investigating the recognition and management of paediatric sepsis in the ED. Her current role has her involved in the development, implementation and evaluation of a statewide paediatric sepsis pathway in Emergency Departments (ED) and inpatient units throughout QLD. Amanda is concurrently the study co-ordinator for a paediatric sepsis randomised controlled trial (RESPOND), investigating a fluid-sparing algorithm and metabolic support in resuscitation of children with sepsis. Amanda is passionate about sepsis recognition and management and the roles nurses' play. By undertaking clinical practice with research and quality improvement she is encouraging others to do the same.  She has been involved in and instigated a number of research projects around sepsis in the ED and is the recipient of multiple research grants.


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Talk 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.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this lecture the attendee will be able to:

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

 If you can't make the live recording, don't worry, the recording will be available shortly after


Additional CME Info

Release Date: February 1, 2020, Termination Date: January 31, 2023

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of EB Medicine and Continulus. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: EB Medicine designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per lecture. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Commercial Support: This activity received no commercial support.

Earning Credit: In order to earn CME credit, the participant must take the pre-test, listen to the lecture, take the CME post-test, and complete the post-test evaluation.