Sepsis in Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Case Reviews
Recorded On: 02/28/2023
Children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are at an increased risk of sepsis, making it imperative to educate healthcare professionals on their care needs and heightened vulnerability. This education is necessary to prevent avoidable complications and fatalities. In this presentation, participants will gain knowledge on trajectories of health-related quality of life and mortality among children with IDD, and review case studies that highlight the impact of sepsis on children with IDD and their families.
At the end of the activity, the learner should be able to:
- Review trajectories of health-related quality of life (HRQL) and mortality among children with community-acquired septic shock;
- Compare the healthcare needs of children with and without developmental disabilities;
- Review domains of HRQL after septic shock in children with developmental disabilities;
- Review the potential impact of pediatric septic shock on parents and families.
Nurses, advanced practice providers, physicians, emergency responders, pharmacists, medical technologists, respiratory therapists, physical/occupational therapists, infection prevention specialists, data/quality specialists, and more.
Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the Del E. Webb Foundation for their support of this webinar.
Kathleen Meert, MD, FCCM
Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Pediatrics
Central Michigan University
Kathleen Meert, MD, FACCM is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Central Michigan University, and Specialist-in-Chief at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Meert is a clinical researcher with experience conducting single- and multi-site randomized trials and prospective observational studies in pediatric intensive care units (PICUs). She has been a Principal Investigator for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network since its inception in 2005, and has collaborated with several other national and international research networks. Dr. Meert serves on the NICHD National Advisory Committee for the Pediatric Critical Care and Trauma Scientist Development Program which aims to develop junior faculty as independent physician-scientists.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 1.5 contact hours.
Other healthcare professionals will receive a certificate of attendance for 1.25 contact hours.
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