Date: March 21, 2024
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET / 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT
Sepsis affects more than 50 million people worldwide each year, and almost half are children. Although sepsis is the major cause of death within hospitals, up to 87% of sepsis cases originate in the community before patients are admitted. Any number of infections can trigger sepsis in school-aged children. In the second part of this 2-part series focusing on sepsis education and prevention for school-based healthcare professionals, we'll explore the crucial role of school-based healthcare professionals in recognizing the high risk for sepsis in children, including knowing the key signs and symptoms requiring escalation in care to either a PCP or emergency departments. We’ll also cover how to support children who have experienced sepsis. Attendees will learn practical strategies to identify and address time-sensitive clinical deterioration from sepsis, as well as how to best support the lingering effects of post-sepsis syndrome in students, to avoid unnecessary returns to the hospital and potential frequent readmissions.
At the end of the activity, the learner should be able to:
- Distinguish which children may be at highest risk for sepsis and summarize key signs and symptoms indicating clinical deterioration and need for timely escalation in care;
- List potential lasting affects pediatric sepsis survivors may face post-sepsis;
- Describe strategies for supporting students and their families during and post-sepsis;
- Identify educational opportunities for educating students and their families on the importance of early sepsis recognition and treatment.
Nurses, advanced practice providers, physicians, emergency responders, pharmacists, medical technologists, respiratory therapists, physical/occupational therapists, infection prevention specialists, data/quality specialists, and more.