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Strategies for the Early Identification of Pediatric Sepsis

Annually in the United States, 1 in every 100 hospitalized children is diagnosed with severe sepsis/septic shock and 1 in 10 will die, resulting in more than 4,500 deaths each year. Use of sensitive and specific screening tools is an effective strategy to identify and rapidly treat the early stages of sepsis, preventing progression of the disease. Supported by their participation in the Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes (IPSO) collaborative, the sepsis team from Nemours Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children developed, tested, and implemented an electronic tool to increase recognition of these patients and alert providers to children at risk.


Protecting America's Moms and Their New Babies

Gain insight into the issue of maternal and infant mortality in the United States.

Advocacy Event

2018 Speak Now For Kids Family Advocacy Day

On June 26 to June 27, patients and families from children's hospitals across the country will travel to Washington, D.C., to advocate on behalf of children's health during the fourteenth annual Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day.


Pearls and Pitfalls in the Recognition and Treatment of Pediatric Sepsis

Join us for a special event celebrating Sepsis Awareness Month! We are honored to have clinicians from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Seattle Children’s Hospital reprise their remarkable session from the Pacific Northwest Sepsis Conference! Hear three perspectives on the clinical presentation, assessment and treatment of pediatric sepsis. At the conclusion of the presentations, you are invited to stay for an extended question and answer session with our experts!


Balanced Fluid Administration in Pediatric Severe Sepsis

Severe sepsis remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality in children. Current standard treatment guidelines do not make specific recommendations for the use of either balanced fluids or unbalanced fluids in the initial treatment of severe sepsis. However, recent studies in adults have suggested that the use of balanced fluids could improve outcomes. Join Dr. Elizabeth Emrath and Dr. Kiran Hebbar as they describe how data from the Pediatric Health Information System Database allowed them to analyze the fluid usage in pediatric patients with severe sepsis and show benefit with the administration of balanced fluids.