After the Hospital: Longer-Term Impacts of Pediatric Sepsis

April 20, 2022

Webinar Description: 

Each year, tens of thousands of children are hospitalized with sepsis. Fortunately, with early recognition and treatment, most survive hospitalization. However, many children go on to experience Post-Intensive Care Syndrome-pediatrics, which can involve a constellation of symptoms including new physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges as well as increased healthcare use. This presentation will review the epidemiology of the longer-term consequences facing pediatric sepsis survivors and their families and possible ways to limit or prevent such outcomes. 

Target Audience

Nurses, physicians, pharmacists, emergency responders, healthcare management teams, and other healthcare staff may benefit.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, the attendee should be able to:

  • Restate the features of Post-Intensive Care Syndrome-pediatrics among sepsis survivors;
  • Identify risk factors for longer-term morbidities in those who survive pediatric sepsis;
  • Summarize the recommended practices and strategies to mitigate Post-Intensive Care Syndrome-pediatrics.

Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided for this webinar by the Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community sponsors. 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Participation
  • 1.20 RN CE Contact Hours
    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/20/2022 - 11:00am PDT
Event ends: 
04/20/2022 - 12:00pm PDT

Erin Fitzgerald Carlton, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

Erin Carlton, M.D., MSc, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Pediatric Critical Care at the University of Michigan and a health services researcher at the Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Center. Dr. Carlton received her M.D. from the University of Toledo and trained in pediatrics at the University of Colorado. She completed her pediatric critical care medicine fellowship at University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Dr. Carlton received further research training in the Health and Healthcare Research program at the Institute for Health Policy and Innovation at University of Michigan. Dr. Carlton’s research focuses on improving long-term outcomes after pediatric critical illness, specifically severe sepsis. She strives to understand the factors influencing pediatric severe sepsis survivorship, with a long-term goal of developing and testing clinical interventions to mitigate post-sepsis morbidity.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 1.2 contact hours.

Other healthcare providers will receive a certificate of attendance for 1.0 contact hours.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Participation
  • 1.20 RN CE Contact Hours
    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.
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