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Global Sepsis in Children: An Affliction of Disadvantaged Populations

10-30-2020

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:

10-29-2021

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.

Disclosure:

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.
 

Bibliography:

Marston HD et al Sci Trans/Med 2014

Amanda Taub http://www.vox.com/2014/8/12/

Rudd KE et al. Global, Regional, and National Sepsis Incidence and Mortality, 1990-2017.  The Lancet.

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