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Childhood Sepsis

Childhood Sepsis

Childhood Sepsis

James Larcombe
James Larcombe
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 27 Apr 2018
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Last updated: 19 Jan 2019

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This session covers children aged 11 years and under. For children aged 12 years and over refer to the adult session.

The session is aimed at all out of hospital clinicians, GPs, Nurses, Paramedics, Community Midwives and those providing urgent or unscheduled care.

It will provide an introduction to key facts about childhood sepsis. It outlines the community presentations and key actions that influence outcomes.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Describe sepsis in the context of childhood
• Recognise the difference between infection, sepsis and septic shock
• Recall the prevalence of childhood sepsis
• Describe the physiological changes in children with sepsis
• Identify key features that should alert clinicians to the possibility of sepsis in a child with infection
• Recognise the urgency of treatment for children with a high risk of serious illness
• List the presentations, ranges of normal physiological signs, and outcomes at different ages
• Describe preventative strategies, including vaccination
James Larcombe

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James Larcombe
on behalf of Health Education England

His research interests are on infections, and he has provided advice on behalf of the RCGP and UK Sepsis Trust in the production of the Toolkit: General Practice management of Sepsis and General Practice Sepsis Screening and Action Tool.

He was a member of the Guideline Development Group for the NICE UTI in children guideline, produced in parallel to the fever in the under fives document.

He is an MRCGP examiner, an honorary lecturer at Durham University, and a GP tutor for Health Education North England.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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