How to Manage: Paediatric sepsis

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About the course

This one-day course explores how to recognise and effectively manage life-threatening sepsis. Through a mixture of lectures and interactive workshops, we will cover the current evidence behind antibiotic choices, fluid management and the use of inotropes as well as sepsis and disability, immunodeficiency and simulation scenarios.

Paediatric sepsis is still the most common cause of avoidable death in children. NICE and current evidence recommends delivering a sepsis bundle of care in sixty minutes.

Could you do this in practice? 
 This course will take you through the practical aspects of the recognition and management of sepsis, including the use of fluids, antibiotics and inotropes. Using real life examples we will discuss and analyse cases of sepsis in children with complex health conditions and immune compromise. Your learning will be embedded by taking part in simulated sepsis scenarios.
 The expert faculty are consultants and senior nursing staff from PICU, Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Acute Ambulatory Paediatric specialties from across the UK, including the Great North Children's Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, London.

This study day will enable you to recognise and manage life-threatening paediatric sepsis. It will provide you with the confidence and practical skills to manage sepsis and prescribe in acute scenarios.

Learning aims, objectives and outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
•describe the early signs of sepsis
•appraise parents’ assessment of their children
•explain which is the most appropriate antibiotic to choose
•discuss current issues in fluid resuscitation
•estimate which inotrope to use, when and how much
•compare differences in children with complex health conditions
•differentiate between orders of immunodeficiency
•analyse appropriate management strategies in these cases
•practise and assess your knowledge and skills through sepsis simulation scenarios.

Target audience
•Paediatric trainees
•SAS doctors
•Consultant paediatricians
•AHPs working in acute paediatrics

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