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“Identification & Treatment of Sepsis in the Pediatric Population”

HealthTrust presents…“Identification & Treatment of Sepsis in the Pediatric Population

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Identifying true cases of sepsis in children can be challenging, considering septic shock in adults usually presents as warm shock versus cold shock as is typically the case in pediatric patients. As a result, recognition of pediatric sepsis can be delayed, causing further complications. This session will review the definition of sepsis as well as SIRS, severe sepsis and septic shock. The presenter will provide detailed information on pathophysiology, causes and treatment guidelines, and the use of trigger tools in treating pediatric sepsis. Because the use of steroids in pediatric sepsis is as controversial as refractory therapy, the presenter will discuss the importance of pharmacists being aware of a treatment algorithm when first and second line therapies fail.

Learning Objectives for PharmD member attendees:

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Define the different types of sepsis
  2. Describe the pathophysiology of sepsis
  3. Discuss etiology and current treatment guidelines for pediatric sepsis
  4. Assess limitations of current guidelines
  5. Evaluate the benefits of early goal-directed therapy
  6. Assess the use of steroids in pediatric sepsis

Learning Objectives for Pharmacy Technician member attendees:

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. List the commonly used vasoactive agents in pediatric sepsis
  2. Discuss preparation instructions for such agents
  3. State monitoring parameters for various agents
  4. Identify potential adverse effects for each agent


Priya Narang, PharmD, MS  |  PGY-1 pharmacy practice resident at Atlantic Health System

Target Audience:  PharmD and Pharmacy Technicians

Continuing Education Information: 1.0 contact hours for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians. Belmont University College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0863-0000-18-030-L04-P and 0863-0000-18-030-L04-T . The activity will provide 1 hour (.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit to pharmacists and technicians who attend the webinar and complete the online evaluation.

Note:  No group credit is available. HealthTrust’s CE credit provider requires that each participant register and join the actual webinar event individually.