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Pediatric Sepsis: Optimizing Management to Improve Patient Outcomes

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Adrienne Randolph MD, MSc

Senior Associate in Critical Care Medicine, Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School


In this video, Dr. Adrienne Randolph, Senior Associate in Critical Care Medicine, and Director of the Immunobiology of Critical Illness Laboratory at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Professor of Anesthesia and Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School discusses recent developments and progress in the management of pediatric sepsis.

Upon viewing this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the 2016 Surviving Sepsis adult guidelines and how they relate to management of pediatric sepsis
  • Use the 2017 Pediatric Hemodynamic Support and Shock Algorithm published by the American College of Critical Care Medicine
  • Understand why immunomodulatory therapies are being evaluated in sepsis
  • Implement the Sepsis RESCU Strategy to evaluate and manage septic patients

Additional Resources:

Please refer to the following online resources for more information about the Management of Sepsis in Pediatric Patients:

Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock: 2016 (Adult guidelines published in Intensive Care Medicine, 2017)

“User’s guide” to the 2016 Surviving Sepsis Guidelines (In Intensive Care Medicine, 2017)

ACCM Parameters Clinical Practice Parameters for Hemodynamic Support of Pediatric and Neonatal Septic Shock (In Critical Care Medicine, 2017)

Initial publication: Septemeber 11, 2017.


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Topics: Infectious Disease Critical Care