A validated approach to define sepsis forms the basis for clinical, research, epidemiological, and quality improvement programs. Despite publication of international consensus criteria to define pediatric sepsis over 10 years ago, variability remains often out of practical necessity. For example, the ACCM pediatric hemodynamic shock guidelines emphasis is slightly different criteria to recognize and treat pediatric sepsis, than the 2005 consensus criteria.
Dr. Scott Weiss, co-vice chair of the Pediatric Surviving Sepsis Campaign taskforce, will review the evolution of sepsis definitions, including the implications of Sepsis-3 for pediatric patients and why variability in definitions may even be useful. In addition, Dr. Weiss will examine the benefits and limitations of existing pediatric sepsis guidelines and describe ongoing efforts to improve care and outcomes.
Scott L. Weiss, MD, MSCE, FAAP, FCCM
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending Physician Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
This webinar is open to CHA member hospitals and pediatric sepsis clinicians in community hospitals, focused on improving patient outcomes. There is no fee to attend.