I Got the Fever: Monitoring Sepsis and Systemic Inflammation in Children
This webinar will discuss the use of procalcitonin (PCT), C-reactive protein (CRP), and ferritin in pediatric clinical practice. Using PCT to assess bacterial infection and sepsis risk, explore using CRP and Ferritin to assess systemic inflammation risk in hospitalized children and to aid in assessing response to therapy in hospitalized children with sepsis. Learn about COVID-19, sepsis, and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). Apply knowledge learned in the review of a pediatric clinical case study.
This course was originally recorded on 4/22/2021.
Nurses, physicians, pharmacists, emergency responders, healthcare management teams, and other healthcare staff may benefit.
At the end of the webinar, the attendee should be able to:
- Discuss role, interpretation, and monitoring of procalcitonin (PCT), C-reactive protein (CRP), and ferritin.
- Review systemic inflammation mortality risk in children and consider adjuvant therapy to reduce risk.
- Describe the relationship of COVID-19, sepsis and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).
Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided for this webinar by Beckman Coulter.
Joseph Carcillo, MD
Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Critical Care Medicine
Dr Carcillo is Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His research career is devoted to studying sepsis in children. He will speak to you today about using three biomarkers in children with fevers to determine their risk for developing sepsis, as well as their response to therapies you are giving to treat their sepsis. These readily available bedside biomarkers can be implemented in your practice and evaluated as part of your ongoing sepsis quality initiative.
Mother of Pediatric Sepsis Survivor
On the morning of April 28, 2018, Nash was a normal, healthy 6-year-old playing in an early morning soccer game. That same evening, Koti Epperson and her husband almost lost their sweet boy to sepsis caused by a strep infection in his blood stream. Read more about the Epperson's experience on Faces of Sepsis.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 1.8 contact hours.
Other healthcare providers will receive a certificate of attendance for 1.5 contact hours.
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- 1.25 Participation
- 1.70 RN CE Contact HoursProvider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.