Children and Young People: Sepsis
Sepsis can affect anyone at any time in life but it tends to strike the population at the extremes of age. As a result children, particularly premature babies and infants can be more susceptible to developing sepsis. Early recognition and intervention clearly improves the outcome for children presenting with sepsis. Use this guide to find information resources about recognising and caring for a child with presumed sepsis including books, reports and journal articles.
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Summary and analysis of journal article: Nijman R G, Jorgensen R, Levin M, Herberg J, and Maconochie I K (2020) Management of children with fever at risk for pediatric sepsis: a prospective study in pediatric emergency care, Frontiers in Pediatrics, 8. doi.org/10.3389/fped.2020.548154
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Submitted by the RCN CYP Specialist Care Forum: this meeting of Congress discusses how we can further reduce avoidable harm and death from sepsis. This item was originally a Matter for Debate and was changed to a resolution. The resolution was passed.
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