Sepsis Risks and Clinical Considerations in Pediatric Patients with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Having an intellectual disability puts many children at higher risk of sepsis. It is necessary to educate healthcare professionals about this heightened risk and the care needs of these children, to help prevent unnecessary complications and deaths from sepsis in this vulnerable population. During this webinar, attendees will learn how to recognize patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are at increased risk of sepsis, understand problems inherent in evaluating patients who cannot give a complete history, and develop a framework for evaluating patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Nurses, advanced practice providers, physicians, emergency responders, pharmacists, medical technologists, respiratory therapists, physical/occupational therapists, infection prevention specialists, data/quality specialists, and more.
At the end of the activity, the learner should be able to:
- Recognize patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have an increased risk of sepsis;
- Describe the problems inherent in evaluating patients who cannot give a complete history;
- Develop a framework for evaluating patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the Del E. Webb Foundation for their support of this webinar.
Garey Noritz, MD, FAAP, FACP
Chief, Division of Complex Health Care, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Garey Noritz, MD, FAAP, FACP is an internist and pediatrician at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and a professor of pediatrics at The Ohio State University. He is Chief of the Division of Complex Care, and serves as Chair of the Council on Children with Disabilities of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Noritz graduated from Brown University School of Medicine. He completed his residencies in internal medicine and pediatrics at MetroHealth Medical Center/ Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is Board Certified in internal medicine, pediatrics, neurodevelopmental Ddsabilities, and hospice/ palliative medicine. He is also past Chair of the Lifespan Committee of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.
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 contact hour.
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- 1.00 Participation
- 1.20 RN CE Contact HoursProvider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.
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