Pediatric Sepsis Course Overview

Pediatric Sepsis Course Overview

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

Upon course completion, participants should be able to appropriately identify and care for the pediatric patient with or at-risk for sepsis according to evidence-based practice standards.


  • Describe the mechanism of inflammatory response and organ dysfunction present in pediatric sepsis.
  • Discuss common causative organisms of pediatric sepsis.
  • Identify patients at risk for pediatric sepsis.
  • Outline the clinical manifestations in pediatric sepsis.
  • List laboratory and diagnostic tests frequently used in screening for or monitoring of pediatric sepsis.
  • Discuss treatment strategies for pediatric sepsis.


  • Exploration of potential risk factors, causing pathogens, and treatment steps for septic patients. 
  • Interactive scenarios allow learners to review patient backgrounds before answering questions. 

More details

Sepsis remains the leading cause of pediatric death worldwide, with reported mortality ranging from 4% to 50%. In the United States, over 75,000 children are hospitalized with sepsis annually, with nearly 10,000 deaths attributed to sepsis each year. Significant life-long morbidity can result for survivors of pediatric sepsis. Health care teams can directly affect sepsis-related morbidity and mortality through early identification and treatment. This course was released Dec. 1, 2020.

Note: This course is only available to staff at PLS Participating Hospitals through their Learning Management Systems.


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(913) 981-4187

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