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Global Sepsis in Children: An Affliction of Disadvantaged Populations


By Niranjan “Tex” Kissoon, MD , Vice President, Medical Affairs at BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Outline the Global Burden of Sepsis. 2. Identify barriers and opportunities to decrease this burden. 3. Describe sepsis in relationship to the sustainable developmental goals.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses

Identified Gap:

New guidelines are available for treating sepsis in pediatric patients.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.


Dr. Kissoon has indicated that he has no relevant financial interest in any pharmaceutical or medical device company and that this activity was developed independent of commercial interest.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 125 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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Sepsis and the Global Burden of Disease in Children.  Kissoon N, Uyeki T. JAMA Pediatr 2015.