Advancements in Pediatric Sepsis Diagnosis: Introducing the Phoenix Sepsis Score

Advancements in Pediatric Sepsis Diagnosis: Introducing the Phoenix Sepsis Score

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Includes a Live Web Event on 04/24/2024 at 11:00 AM (PDT)

Description: 

Date: April 24, 2024

Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET / 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition and globally is one of the leading causes of death in children. An international task force sponsored by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) recently released the new definitions for sepsis and septic shock in children, the Phoenix sepsis criteria. The evolution of pediatric sepsis criteria and the introduction of the Phoenix sepsis criteria will be presented in this webinar.

The research methodology behind the Phoenix criteria for sepsis and septic shock, drawing insights from an extensive international data analysis using machine learning approaches and validation across diverse clinical settings, will also be presented. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the potential implications of implementing the Phoenix sepsis criteria in clinical practice, including its role in facilitating clinical management, quality benchmarking, epidemiological surveillance, and research. 

Learning Objectives: 

At the end of the activity, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the evolution of the pediatric sepsis criteria and the development of the Phoenix sepsis criteria through a three-pronged effort by the SCCM Pediatric Sepsis Definition Task Force;
  • Identify the key differences between the previous pediatric sepsis criteria and the updated Phoenix sepsis criteria;
  • Enumerate the implications of implementing the Phoenix sepsis criteria in clinical practice, including its potential impact on clinical management, quality benchmarking, epidemiological surveillance, and research.

Target Audience: 

Nurses, advanced practice providers, physicians, emergency responders, pharmacists, medical technologists, respiratory therapists, physical/occupational therapists, infection prevention specialists, data/quality specialists, and more.

Webinar Supporters:

Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided for this webinar by the Sepsis Alliance Institute sponsors. 

      

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L. Nelson Sanchez-Pinto, MD, MBI, FAMIA

Associate Professor, Pediatrics (Critical Care) & Preventive Medicine (Health & Biomedical Informatics)

Northwestern University – Feinberg School of Medicine

L. Nelson Sanchez-Pinto, MD, MBI, FAMIA, is a pediatric critical care physician, biomedical informatics specialist, and data science researcher at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. His research focuses on applying data science and artificial intelligence approaches to improve the care provided to acutely ill patients, with a particular focus on pediatric sepsis.  

Lauren Sorce, PhD, APRN-NP, CPNP, AC/PC, FCCM

Founder's Board Nurse Scientist; Senior Scientist, Division of Pediatric Critical Care; Associate Director of Nursing Research, Department of Nursing

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Lauren R. Sorce, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC/PC, FAAN, FCCM, is the senior scientist in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Associate Director for Nursing Research in the Department of Nursing at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, where she also practices as a pediatric critical care nurse practitioner. She is an assistant professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained as a pediatric clinical nurse specialist at Loyola University, followed by a post-masters pediatric nurse practitioner certificate and PhD from Rush University. 

Dr. Sorce’s key contribution to critical care has been her extensive leadership as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). Starting her career as an APRN in the PICU early in the evolution of the role provided her many opportunities. She was instrumental in the exploration of the first acute care pediatric nurse practitioner (ACPNP) certification examination as well as the development of the first national certifying examination for the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. Dr. Sorce also served as the vice-president of nursing on the board of directors of the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies. She has served in leadership roles on numerous local and international committees as well as participating on editorial boards. 

Dr. Sorce has served the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) in many capacities since joining in 1998. Prior to her role on Council, Dr. Sorce was recognized with numerous Presidential Citations, the Norma J. Shoemaker Research Grant, and the Norma J. Shoemaker Award for Nursing Excellence. In addition to nine years on the SCCM Council, she has been a member of the Congress Program Planning Committee and cochaired the 2015 Congress. She chaired the SCCM Strategic Planning Committee, Finance Committee, and Norma J. Shoemaker Research Grant Committee and served as the 2019 editor of SCCM’s newsmagazine, Critical Connections. Dr. Sorce has been funded to study corneal abrasions and has worked on numerous research teams to study post-intensive care syndrome, stress hydrocortisone in pediatric septic shock, prone positioning in pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome, and criteria for convening family conferences in the PICU.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 1.2 contact hours.

Other healthcare professionals will receive a certificate of attendance for 1.0 contact hours.

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