Sepsis Webinar Series

The Sepsis Webinar Series brings national pediatric sepsis experts together for free webinars to help children's hospitals improve how they care for patients with sepsis. Register for upcoming webinars and view past webinar recordings.

Upcoming Webinars

 Multisystem-Inflammatory Syndrome in Children or Sepsis? Evaluating an Emerging Syndrome 

January 25, 2022, 1:00-2:15pm ET/12:00-1:15pm CT/11:00am-12:15pm MT/10:00-11:15am PT (Registration for this event has closed)

MIS-C is an emerging and serious clinical syndrome that can mimic sepsis. This session reviews current evidence on MIS-C in comparison to known evidence related to sepsis.

Sepsis Webinar Library

Past webinars focused on a wide range of topics, including blood culture practices, a review of current evidence, hospital case studies, and information on the new Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes collaborative.

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

September 21, 2021, 2:00-3:00pm ET/1:00-2:00pm CT/12:00-1:00pm MT/11:00am-12:00pm PT

Learn what you can adapt for your centers from the IPSO Collaborative’s quality improvement approach to standardized care of sepsis patients for improved outcomes.

Fighting Sepsis: Nurses Leading the Charge
May 11, 2021, 1:00pm-2:15pm ET/12:00pm-1:15pm CT/11:00am-12:15pm MT/10:00am-11:15am PT

From community to bedside to process improvement, nurses play an essential role in efforts to improve survival and quality of life for pediatric sepsis patients. Nursing and public health leaders Cheryle Aizley and Clare Komugisha have risen to the challenge as the 2020 winners of the Erin’s Campaign for Kids Nursing Awards.

Increase Inpatient Sepsis Recognition Using Data Science, Clinical Informatics and Quality Improvement

March 23, 2021

Learn how Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago improved sepsis recognition by adapting a data-driven prediction model and developing clinical decision support tools and workflows.

Leveraging Technology and Telehealth to Improve Sepsis Care for Children
September 23, 2020
Join us for a special Sepsis Awareness Month presentation of the Children’s Hospital Association Sepsis Webinar Series September 2020 event, Leveraging Technology and Telehealth to Improve Sepsis Care for Children as these outstanding presenters share their expertise for addressing this timely and important issue.

Stop Pediatric Sepsis Through Recognition, Innovation, and Organization Transformation
August 4, 2020
Early and accurate recognition of pediatric sepsis is challenging because signs of septic shock are not always obvious. Learn how Dr. Steve Lawless, Dr. Meg Frizzola and the Clinical Logistics Center of Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital and Nemours Children’s Hospital implemented a strategy to preemptively identify downturns in patients’ conditions. For the past seven years, the center has been able to monitor vital signs for every patient in both hospitals. To specifically address sepsis, the team developed a sepsis response tool that incorporates a set of protocols to improve patient outcomes for this potentially deadly infection.

Recognizing Pediatric Sepsis: Through the Eyes of Patients & Families
April 21, 2020
The webinar, Recognizing Pediatric Sepsis: Through the Eyes of Patients & Families, focused on the patient and family experience of this life-threatening condition. More than 75,000 children develop severe sepsis each year in the U.S. and nearly 7,000 of them die. Learn more about how children’s hospitals are teaching patients and families to recognize the signs and symptoms of sepsis early, an important effort to save many children’s lives.

Standardizing Pediatric Sepsis Care Across a Health System: Going Beyond the Hospital Walls
March 3, 2020
Learn how Dr. Emily Dawson, Advocate Health Care and Dr. Jennifer Workman, Intermountain Healthcare are implementing innovative strategies to spread best practices in sepsis care for children throughout their sizable networks and multiple care settings.

Nurses Challenging Sepsis: Saving Children's Lives
Jan. 28, 2020
Every child with sepsis deserves life-saving care, and nursing leaders Kimberly DeNicolo and Tracy Lowerre have risen to the challenge as the 2019 winners of the Erin’s Campaign for Kids Nursing Award.

Clinical Impacts of the Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes CollaborativeProtected content icon
Sept. 23, 2019
Learn about IPSO's results to date, and how participating hospitals are creating a strong impact for patients with sepsis.

Pediatric Prehospital Sepsis Screening and Management
April 10, 2019
Pre-hospital interventions to target sepsis recognition and improve timeliness of care.

Pediatric Sepsis Pathway and Dashboard ImplementationProtected content icon
March 12, 2019
Sepsis pathway and dashboard development and implementation to improve outcomes.

Challenging Sepsis: Nurses Take the Lead
January 31, 2019
Nursing strategies for education and standardizing care for patients with suspected sepsis.

Balanced Fluid Administration in Pediatric Severe Sepsis Protected content icon
October 25, 2018
Analysis of balanced fluid use in pediatric severe sepsis outcomes.

Modeling a Sepsis Screening Tool on Historical DataProtected content icon
November 13, 2018
Improve sepsis detection and management of patients at risk without requiring additional documentation by providers.

Pearls and Pitfalls in the Recognition and Treatment of Pediatric Sepsis 
Sept 18, 2018
The clinical presentation, assessment and treatment of pediatric sepsis. 

Strategies for the Early Identification of Pediatric SepsisProtected content icon
May 23, 2018
Sepsis screening development and implementation. 

Sepsis Recognition: Educating High-Risk Patient Populations
April 10, 2018
Developing sepsis education for families in the Hematology-Oncology population.

The Battle Against Sepsis: Nurses Leading Change
Feb. 21, 2018
Learn about improving pediatric sepsis recognition and treatment. 

Pediatric Sepsis Definitions and Guidelines: Past, Present and Future
Nov. 16, 2017
A review of the evolution of sepsis definitions and guidelines. 

Health-related Quality of Life Among Survivors of Pediatric SepsisProtected content icon
Oct. 19, 2017
New research on the incidence of and risk factors of a survivor's deterioration of health-related quality of life.

Better Sepsis Outcomes Reduce Costs: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Supports Improvement InvestmentsProtected content icon
Sept. 19, 2017
How one hospital uses clinical and financial analysis to set priorities.

Translational Research in Pediatric Sepsis: A Gateway to Precision Medicine?
July 18, 2017
Learn about recent advances in translational research in pediatric sepsis.

Lives Saved: Results from the Pediatric Septic Shock Collaborative
May 17, 2017
Outcome data and results from the collaborative.

Steal Shamelessly: Early Lessons from the Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes CollaborativeProtected content icon
April 12, 2017
Learn about the collaborative's first year of work with more than 40 hospitals.

Nursing at the Forefront of the Battle Against Sepsis
Feb. 14, 2017
Learn how nurses play a central role on pediatric sepsis response teams. 

Engaging Patients and Families to Improve Sepsis Care Protected content icon
Sept. 16, 2016 
Learn how your organization can engage patient and families to impact the care of patients with sepsis.

Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes Collaborative Update Protected content icon
May 6, 2016
Learn how this collaborative can change sepsis care and outcomes.

Confronting Complexity and Improving Sepsis Care: Resilience and Human Factors Protected content icon
April 20, 2016
How suboptimal sepsis care impacts patients and families and more. 

Strategies for Incorporating Antimicrobial Stewardship Into Sepsis Protocols  
Feb. 16, 2016
How antimicrobial stewardship principles reduce risks and advice for overcoming barriers. 

An Integrated National Approach to Improving Sepsis Care in Scotland
Jan. 14, 2016 
Learn how a successful adult sepsis program is being adapted for the pediatric environment.


From the Best Available Evidence to the Best Available Care of Pediatric Sepsis
Nov. 18, 2015
Recognition and diagnosis, fluid resuscitation, and institutional bundles for sepsis quality improvement.

Standardizing Blood Culture Collection and Processing Protects Patients at Risk for CLABSI Protected content icon
Oct. 23, 2015
Recommendations to standardize blood culture collection and processing procedures for patients with central lines.

Advance Look at Updated SCCM-PALS Sepsis Guidelines
Sept. 16, 2015
New guidelines, key changes and anticipated implementation challenges.

AAP Section on Emergency Medicine's Pediatric Septic Shock Collaborative
July 14, 2015
Learn how national multi-year partnerships in pediatric sepsis yield results in the emergency department.

System-wide Implementation: University of North Carolina

June 10, 2015
Learn more about the system-wide sepsis improvement project, which began in the UNC Children’s Hospital.

Rapid Cycle Collaborative Teams: Children's Hospital Colorado & Dell Children's Medical Center Protected content icon

May 13, 2015
Two successful participants in CHA's 2012-2013 rapid cycle improvement collaborative share their ongoing work.

One Hospital's Efforts to Improve Sepsis Care Protected content icon

April 20, 2015
A doctor describes his hospital’s efforts to improve mortality rates and key processes.

A Broad View of National Pediatric Sepsis Efforts
March 5, 2015
Learn what many pediatric sepsis experts nationwide are doing to reduce mortality and improve outcomes. 

There is no obligation for webinar participants to participate in the collaborative. Questions? Contact Jayne Stuart.

  • Nurses Challenging Sepsis: Saving Children's Lives

    Every child with sepsis deserves life-saving care, and nursing leaders Kimberly DeNicolo and Tracy Lowerre have risen to the challenge as the 2019 winners of the Erin’s Campaign for Kids Nursing Award. Join us for the Children’s Hospital Association Sepsis Webcast Series January 28, 2020 event, “Nurses Challenging Sepsis: Saving Children’s Lives” as these two outstanding nurse champions share their innovative strategies for improving sepsis outcomes.

Sepsis Collaborative

Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes (IPSO) is successfully challenging sepsis.