Pediatric Learning Solutions Sepsis Courses

Pediatric Learning Solutions Sepsis Courses

These courses are designed to address the educational needs of clinicians in the management of sepsis in pediatric patients.

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 and simulation tool, along with other CHA initiatives, are helping to change that.

Pediatric Learning Solutions courses and recognition tool

Pediatric Sepsis

  • Define and outline the clinical manifestations in pediatric sepsis.
  • Discuss common causative organisms of pediatric sepsis.
  • Recognize patients at risk for pediatric sepsis.
  • Discuss treatment strategies as well as laboratory and diagnostic tests frequently used for pediatric sepsis.

Caring for the Pediatric Patient in Shock

  • 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.

Neonatal Sepsis

  • Identify risk factors that make the newborn infant more susceptible to infection.
  • Distinguish between early- and late-onset sepsis in the neonate.
  • Recognize the clinical presentation of sepsis in the neonate, including changes in physical exam and vital signs, common infection sites, common organisms, laboratory and diagnostic findings.
  • Describe the current standards of care and treatment in the management of neonatal sepsis, including broad-spectrum antimicrobial agents used in the treatments of neonatal infections.

Pediatric Deterioration Recognition and Escalation of Key Findings

  • The E-Sim tool is an interactive experience that walks clinicians through a simulation to recognize sepsis in a deteriorating patient.
  • As part of the PLS Acute Care Library, this tool is intended to test and validate the clinician's ability to recognize, anticipate and appropriately escalate care.
  • This award-winning tool has been honored by Brandon Hall and the International E-learning Association (IELA).

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Learn more by participating in a live session or viewing course demos.

For more information, contact:

(913) 981-4187

About PLS

Pediatric Learning Solutions’ online education provides the foundational knowledge clinicians need to master the competencies and skills for safe and effective patient care.

Related Content

Pediatric Sepsis Course Overview

This course outlines identifying and caring for pediatric patients with or at-risk for sepsis.

Caring for the Pediatric Patient in Shock Course Overview

Recognize and differentiate obstructive, cardiogenic, hypovolemic and distributive shock, explain the management strategies for each.

What is Sepsis?

Sepsis, often called blood poisoning, is the immune system overreacting to an infection of any kind.

Sep. 01, 2016