• Fact Sheet
  • May 31, 2019

Neonatal Sepsis Neonate PLS Course Detail

Approximately 3,000 newborn infants die every day worldwide due to infection—recognizing neonatal sepsis will assist in prompt treatment and improve outcomes. This course reviews the risk factors, indicators and current standards of care for managing neonatal infection and sepsis. 

  1. Identify the various factors that make the newborn infant more susceptible to infection.
  2. Contrast early- and late-onset sepsis in the neonate.
  3. Recognize the most common organisms responsible for infection in the newborn.
  4. Describe care interventions and treatment modalities for congenital infections seen in the newborn.
  5. Identify the most common sites of infection in the newborn infant that may lead to sepsis, including the etiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic and treatment modalities.
  6. Recognize the indicators of neonatal sepsis, including clinical signs and symptoms, laboratory data and diagnostic tests.
  7. Outline the current standards of care in the management of neonatal sepsis, including common broad-spectrum antimicrobial agents used in the treatment of neonatal infections.

Key Features
  1. Patient scenario featured throughout the course (see picture)
  2. Application-based knowledge checks
  3. Engaging learner interactions
  4. Just-in-time printable job aids

Quick Facts
  1. Released on July 8, 2016
  2. Approved for 1.1 CNE contact hours
  3. Appropriate for clinicians working in the NICU
  4. Part of our NICU Library

Other Sepsis Courses
  1. Pediatric Sepsis
  2. Caring for the Pediatric Patient in Shock

Learn how our courses tie in to Children's Hospital Association's sepsis initiative

Children's Hospital Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NOTE: This course is only available to staff at PLS Participating Hospitals through their Learning Management Systems. If you are interested, please check with your organization’s learning staff or contact Patty Kohn to learn more.