New England Regional Black Nurses Association

I Got the Fever: Monitoring Sepsis and Systemic Inflammation in Children

Webinar/Online

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 2:00pm ET - 3:00pm ET

Info

Topic

This webinar, presented by Sepsis Alliance, will provide a close analysis of the systemic inflammation mortality risk in children, and will invite learners to consider adjuvant therapy to reduce risk. Attendees will discuss the use of procalcitonin (PCT), C-reactive protein (CRP), and ferritin in pediatric clinical practice, including how these can be used to assess bacterial infection, systemic inflammation risk, sepsis risk, and response to therapy in hospitalized children with sepsis. Learners will also explore the relationship between COVID-19, sepsis, and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), and will have the opportunity to review a pediatric clinical case study.

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This webinar, presented by Sepsis Alliance, will provide a close analysis of the systemic inflammation mortality risk in children, and will invite learners to consider adjuvant therapy to reduce risk. Attendees will discuss the use of procalcitonin (PCT), C-reactive protein (CRP), and ferritin in pediatric clinical practice, including how these can be used to assess bacterial infection, systemic inflammation risk, sepsis risk, and response to therapy in hospitalized children with sepsis.

Learners will also explore the relationship between COVID-19, sepsis, and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), and will have the opportunity to review a pediatric clinical case study.

Target Audience:  

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


Learning Objectives:

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).
      

About the speaker:
Joseph Carcillo, MD

Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Joseph Carcillo, MD is a pediatric critical care medicine specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Carcillo completed a residency at Children's National Med Center. He currently practices at UPMC Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Carcillo is board certified in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.

 

About Sepsis Alliance Institute:
Sepsis Alliance Institute offers free online sepsis education and resources for healthcare providers across the continuum of care in order to help improve sepsis diagnosis, treatment, and care. 

Every year in the United States, 1.7 million people are diagnosed with sepsis and over 270,000 people die of sepsis. Sepsis is the most expensive in-patient cost in U.S. hospitals. In-patient hospital and skilled nursing costs for sepsis care are approximately $62 billion per year.   

Through Sepsis Alliance Institute, more than 10,900 learners are currently earning over 24,400 CE credits and learning the best practices in sepsis recognition, treatment, and care. Click to find out more.