Paediatric Patient Safety

Sepsis Kills

Sepsis is one of the leading causes of death in children. Many paediatric sepsis related deaths are preventable. It is widely acknowledged that sepsis can be a difficult diagnosis to make in children and infants. The SEPSIS KILLS Program has developed a number of paediatric tools and resources to assist clinicians in the early recognition, notification, escalation and initial management of sepsis.

Pathways & Guidelines

In April 2019, Therapeutic Guidelines Limited released version 16 of Therapeutic Guideline: Antibiotic. As a result, the CEC Adult and Paediatric/Unwell Neonate Sepsis Antibiotic Guidelines are no longer current. For the latest empirical antibiotic guidelines for sepsis please refer to the Therapeutic Guidelines Limited website or eTG Complete, which is available via the Clinical Information Access Portal for NSW Health employees. Please note that from 31 July 2019 the CEC Adult and Paediatric/Unwell Neonate Sepsis Antibiotic Guidelines will no longer be available on the CEC’s website.

Sepsis Pathways
Sepsis Pathways

You can select either the paediatric or newborn pathway from the drop-down list below.

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Sepsis Pathway Label PDF ~1.3MB

Antibiotic Guidelines for Severe Sepsis & Septic Shock
Antibiotic Guidelines for Severe Sepsis & Septic Shock

You can select either the paediatric & unwell neonates or newborn antibiotic guideline from the drop-down list below.

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Blood Culture Guidelines
Blood Culture Guidelines

You can select either the paediatric or neonatal blood culture guideline from the drop-down list below.

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Education

On-line training

Videos

The following videos are available for access via YouTube.

SEPSIS KILLS awareness video

YouTube video (high resolution)


Length 4:23

A consumer's perspective of the sepsis program

YouTube video (high resolution)


Length 3:18

IV Fluid Resuscitation in
the septic patient (Jan 2015)

YouTube video (high resolution)


Length 4:27

Lactate: How sick is your patient?
(Jan 2015)

YouTube video (high resolution)


Length 6:19