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Safeguarding Students Part 2: Raising Awareness of Sepsis in Schools and Integrating Post-Sepsis Support


Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 2:00pm ET - 3:00pm ET
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Sepsis affects more than 50 million people worldwide each year, and almost half are children. Although sepsis is the major cause of death within hospitals, up to 87% of sepsis cases originate in the community before patients are admitted. Any number of infections can trigger sepsis in school-aged children. In the second part of this 2-part series by Sepsis Alliance focusing on sepsis education and prevention for school-based healthcare professionals, we'll explore the crucial role of school-based healthcare professionals in recognizing the high risk for sepsis in children, including knowing the key signs and symptoms requiring escalation in care to either a PCP or emergency departments. We’ll also cover how to support children who have experienced sepsis. Attendees will learn practical strategies to identify and address time-sensitive clinical deterioration from sepsis, as well as how to best support the lingering effects of post-sepsis syndrome in students, to avoid unnecessary returns to the hospital and potential frequent readmissions.

Credits Offered

This event offers 1.2 contact hours to attendees.
Accreditation Info: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 1.2 contact hours..