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Sepsis: Our journey from there to here! (Webinar | September 11, 2019)

PIPSQC is pleased to share the upcoming Children's Healthcare Canada webinar event, "Sepsis: Our journey from there to here!" is set to take place September 11, 2019 (11:00am - 12:00pm EST).


Sepsis is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children, and is linked to increased hospital resource use, and prolonged intensive care unit stays. Improvements in sepsis recognition, and reducing the time to delivery of essential treatments, can improve the outcome for a child with sepsis. In reviewing safety events at SickKids, we found delays in both recognition and management of sepsis were often related to process gaps, poor team communication, and inconsistent approach to treatment.  Aligned with Caring Safely, our patient safety program's aim to reduce preventable harm, we embarked on a hospital-wide journey to improve Sepsis recognition and management.

In this session you will hear about our journey from the evolution of Sepsis screening in the Emergency Department, clinical pathway development, spread to inpatient care units, and recent development of Epic tools to support a reliable approach to Sepsis recognition and management. Strategies for knowledge translation, quality improvement, and evaluation will be discussed. Participants are invited to share ideas for future collaboration nationally, and development of paediatric Sepsis best practices, data collection, and benchmarking.


- Julie Watson MSN, NP- Paediatrics Nurse Practitioner, Division of Haematology/Oncology, The Hospital for Sick Children
- Amanda Ellenberger, RN, MN Professional Practice Coordinator, The Hospital for Sick Children
- Deborah Schonfeld MD, FRCPC Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto, Staff Physician Division of Emergency Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children


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