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Content Author:
OPENPediatrics Staff
Date: 15 October 2013

Learn about the modes of transmission of healthcare-associated infections.

Last reviewed: October 15, 2013.

Content Author:
Date: 26 August 2013

Learn about modes of transmission of infectious agents, 4 strategies for creating a culture of patient safety and the components of practice bundles to prevent the occurrence of device-associated infections. There will also be 2 case studies on managing a patient in septic shock.


Content Author:
Adrienne Randolph MD, MSc
Date: 27 January 2013

Dr. Randolph is a Senior Associate in Critical Care and the Director of the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and Asthma Research Study Center at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is also an Associate Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School.

Initial publication: January 27, 2013

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Date: 25 September 2012

Learn about challenges in the prevention and treatment of sepsis in children around the world from Dr. Tex Kissoon, former president of the WFPICCS.

Initial publication: September 25, 2012.

Most recent peer-review: March 04, 2015.


Content Author:
Lisa Shieh MD, PhD, FHM, Stanford Hospital and Clinics Department of Quality, Patient Safety and Effectiveness
Date: 12 December 2011

Sepsis strikes approximately 750,000 people in the US and is responsible for more than 215,000 deaths. Mortality remains high at 25-50% at a cost of $17 billion each year [1]. Septic states have become far too common; with unacceptable high mortality rates and lengthy hospitalizations, it is one

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Date: 15 November 2000

In this video, Dr. Gluchowski describes the proper assessment and management of a patient presenting with gastrointestinal sepsis on the pediatric floor.

Initial publication: April 19, 2015.