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Super Sick Kids: The Surprising Truth about Pediatric Septic Shock


Pediatric fever can be a benign symptom of common childhood illness. But what about when it isn’t?  When bacterial or viral infections trigger inflammatory, coagulation and other pathological responses the reaction is pediatric sepsis. In the United States each year there are approximately 430,000 cases of pediatric sepsis, approximately 10% of which are considered pediatric septic shock. Of these, approximately 4,300 children die, often due to missed or delayed diagnosis. But today EMS plays a decisive role in the identification and early treatment of these critically ill children. This program will show advanced EMS providers how to assess, treatment, and coordinate care for these very sickest children. Take home the knowledge of how you can make the biggest difference for our littlest patients.


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