Pediatric Patients

The first edition of “Surviving Sepsis Campaign International Guidelines for the Management of Septic Shock and Sepsis-Associated Organ Dysfunction in Children” provides guidance for the clinician caring for pediatric patients with sepsis or septic shock. 

Surviving Sepsis Campaign Children's Guidelines 
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine | Intensive Care Medicine

Surviving Sepsis Campaign Children's Executive Summary
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine | Intensive Care Medicine

Initial Resuscitation Algorithm for Children 
Use this algorithm to implement recommendations from the Surviving Sepsis Campaign’s children’s guidelines. It provides a guide for systematic screening for sepsis in children and guidance for care in settings both with and without intensive care services. 
 
Initial Resuscitation Algorithm for ChildrenThe following organizations have endorsed this algorithm: 

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) 
  • American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) 
  • CHEST
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) 
  • Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine (SSAI)
  • Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) 
  • UK Sepsis Trust 
  • World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies (WFPICCS)

 

SCCM Pod-406 Surviving Sepsis Campaign Children’s Guidelines
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Scott L. Weiss, MD, FCCM, discuss the release of "Surviving Sepsis Campaign International Guidelines for the Management of Septic Shock and Sepsis-Associated Organ Dysfunction in Children,” published in the February 2020 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Weiss S, et al. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2020;21(2);e52-e106). Dr. Weiss outlines the differences between the new pediatric Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) guidelines and the 2017 “American College of Critical Care Medicine Clinical Practice Parameters for Hemodynamic Support of Pediatric and Neonatal Septic Shock” (Davis AL, et al. Crit Care Med. 2017;45:1061-1093), as well as key differences from the “Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock: 2016” (Rhodes A, et al. Crit Care Med. 2017;45:486-552). The challenges in implementing the pediatric guidelines in resource-limited areas and key recommendations for resuscitation of children with sepsis and septic shock are also covered. Dr. Weiss has served as the SCCM-appointed vice-chair of the SSC Guidelines Task Force. He is an attending physician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Published: 2/7/2020

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