Pediatric Sepsis Course Overview

Pediatric Sepsis Course Overview

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

Course was released on Dec. 1, 2020.

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.

Objectives

  • 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.

Features

  • 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.

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

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For more information, contact the Pediatric Learning Solutions team, register for a demo or view a sample course.

(913) 981-4187

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