Childhood Sepsis

Offered By

Royal College of General Practitioners

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30 minutes
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Course Information

Target Audience
Course Structure

Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course from the Royal College of General Practitioners covers children aged 11 years and under. For children aged 12 years and over refer to the adult sepsis course. The course 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.

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

Validate your learning

Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

Here is what you will cover in
this course

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

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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