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Saving Our Smallest: A Community Approach to Reducing Infant Mortality

Learn the best practices from ProMedica Health System and Northwest Ohio Pathways HUB partnership to reduce infant mortality.


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.

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.


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.