Surviving Pediatric Sepsis: What's Next?
With early recognition and appropriate resuscitation, most children now survive sepsis. Unfortunately, the experience of sepsis does not end at the PICU or hospital discharge for many children and their families. Functional deficits in physical, cognitive, emotional, and social health are evident in up to one-quarter (or more) of children after pediatric sepsis, along with an increased risk for hospital readmission and long-term mortality. This webinar reviews the epidemiology and symptoms of post-intensive care syndrome in children (PICS-p) who survive sepsis. It overviews efforts to improve the lingering effects of sepsis and critical illness for children and their families. In addition, Dr. Marnie Doubek will share her experience when her 11-year-old son, Zachary, developed sepsis and she found herself on the patient side of things.
This course was originally recorded on 4/24/19.
Nurses, physician assistants, physicians, emergency responders, physical therapists, patient care assistants, and other healthcare staff
At the end of the course, the learner should be able to:
- Review epidemiology and symptoms of post-intensive care syndrome in childhood survivors of sepsis
- Identify risk factors for long-term functional morbidity and mortality after pediatric sepsis
- Restate efforts to improve new or residual long-term morbidity after pediatric sepsis
- Explain the pediatric sepsis survivor experience from a parent’s perspective
Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided by BioMérieux, Inc. for this webinar.
Scott Weiss, MD, MSCE, FCCM
Assistant Professor, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Dr. Weiss completed medical school at Harvard, pediatric residency at Boston Children’s Hospital, and pediatric critical care fellowship at Northwestern/Lurie Children’s Hospital. He serves as the co-Vice Chair for the SCCM/ESICM Pediatric Surviving Sepsis Campaign Taskforce. His NIH-funded research focuses on epidemiology and mitochondrial dysfunction in pediatric sepsis, including risk factors, biomarkers, and mechanisms of sepsis-induced immune dysregulation and organ dysfunction. Dr. Weiss co-directs the Pediatric Sepsis Program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Dr. Weiss disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Marnie Doubek, MD, FAAFP
Mother of Zachery, a Pediatric Sepsis Survivor
Dr. Doubek attended medical school at SUNY Health Science Center, Brooklyn and graduated in 1997. She completed her residency in family medicine at Overlook Hospital Family Medicine in Summit, N.J., where she was chief resident in her 3rd year. In 2000, she opened a private office providing primary care. In 2013, her practice became part of Atlantic Medical Group. She is the lead physician in their Millburn, NJ office. In 2014, Dr. Doubek's 11-year-old son, Zachary, developed severe sepsis due to an infection in his femur. Zachary survived, but she recognized the need to raise awareness of sepsis in the medical community and the public.
Dr. Doubek disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
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Other healthcare providers will receive a certificate of attendance for 1.25 contact hours.
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- 1.70 RN CE Contact HoursProvider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.
- 1.25 Participation
This activity includes:
- Downloadable slides (Section 508 accessible)
- Pre-recorded webinar
- Post-test (80% passing rate)
All components must be completed to earn a certificate of attendance. This course can be completed at your convenience.