Description

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.OverviewPaediatric 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 outcomesBy the end of this course, you will be able to:describe the early signs of sepsisappraise parents’ assessment of their childrenexplain which is the most appropriate antibiotic to choosediscuss current issues in fluid resuscitationestimate which inotrope to use, when and how muchcompare differences in children with complex health conditionsdifferentiate between orders of immunodeficiencyanalyse appropriate management strategies in these casespractise and assess your knowledge and skills through sepsis simulation scenarios.Target audiencePaediatric traineesSAS doctorsConsultant paediatriciansAHPs working in acute paediatrics