• Webinar/Call
  • September 21, 2021

The Making of Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes: The Process, Definitions and Metrics

Sepsis is a leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in children. Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes (IPSO), a 57-hospital quality improvement (QI) collaborative, established core QI definitions, identified primary drivers for improved outcomes, and developed measures to track improvement. Learn from IPSO’s experience in large-scale QI from authors of three foundational collaborative publications.

1.0 continuing education credits are available with live participation in this session (CNE/CME).

Learning Objectives:  

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:  


  1. Describe the seven key drivers for improvement in sepsis outcomes and care processes.
  2. Examine the strengths, weaknesses, and utility of the IPSO sepsis definitions.
  3. Identify optimal variables and measures for large scale sepsis quality improvement efforts while balancing automated extraction from the electronic health record



W. Charles Huskins, M.D., M.Sc.

Vice Chair of Quality, Mayo Clinic

Consultant, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic

Steering Committee Member, Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes Collaborative


Halden Scott, M.D., M.S.C.S.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine, Children’s Hospital Colorado

Steering Committee Member, Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes Collaborative


Raina Paul, M.D.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Attending Physician, Advocate Children’s Hospital

Director of Quality Improvement, Advocate Children’s Hospital Pediatric Emergency System

Co-Chair, Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes Collaborative

September 21, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST - Eastern Time (GMT-05:00)