Pediatric Learning Solutions provides online education designed to address the educational needs of clinicians in the management of sepsis in the pediatric patient. Using evidence-based practice, clinicians can improve patient outcomes by reducing variability in processes across the continuum of sepsis care.
Approximately 7,000 children die every year from sepsis in the United States. However, the actual number of associated deaths is likely to be higher as many patients with an underlying disease process, such as prematurity or congenital heart disease, also die from sepsis.
Our Sepsis courses, along with other CHA initiatives, are helping to change that.
Pediatric Learning Solutions Courses and Objectives
Caring for the Pediatric Patient in Shock
- Describe mechanism of pediatric sepsis in relation to the inflammatory response and organ dysfunction.
- Examine clinical manifestations in pediatric sepsis, including severe sepsis/septic shock.
- Discuss common causative organisms of pediatric sepsis.
- Identify patients at risk for pediatric sepsis.
- Examine laboratory and diagnostic tests frequently used in screening for or monitoring of pediatric sepsis.
- Discuss treatment strategies.
- Recognize and differentiate obstructive, cardiogenic, hypovolemic and distributive shock.
- Explain the management strategies for each type of shock.
- Follow the pediatric-specific national guidelines for septic shock management.
- Identify factors that make the newborn infant more susceptible to infection.
- Contrast early- and late-onset sepsis in the neonate.
- Identify the most common sites of infection in the newborn infant that may lead to sepsis, including the common organisms responsible for infection, etiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic and treatment modalities.
- Describe care interventions and treatment modalities for congenital infections seen in the newborn.
- Recognize the indicators of neonatal sepsis including clinical signs, laboratory data and diagnostic tests.
- 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.
Gain access to these courses today
Interested in learning about our participation models? Contact Patty Kohn.
Other CHA initiatives
CHA Sepsis Collaborative
Participants of the Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes (IPSO) collaborative receive access to these Sepsis Courses as a benefit of participation. Contact Patty Kohn.
Sepsis Topic Page
Webinar series, numerous resources and patient stories on sepsis are accessible on this page.
Sepsis Alliance Partnership and Course
The Sepsis Institute (TSI), part of the Sepsis Alliance, in partnership with the Children’s Hospital Association, is excited to announce the launch of a new training module, Sepsis: Pediatric First Response.