Sepsis is the body's overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Learn more about the symptoms of sepsis, which kills 258,000 Americans each year.
Nurses play an integral role in the process of rapid identification and interventions for the pediatric sepsis patient. Beth Wathen and Wendi Redfern, critical care nursing leaders and 2017 winners of the Sepsis Alliance Erin K. Flatley Pediatric Sepsis Award, join Children’s Hospital Association in discussing the challenge and potentials for that role. In addition, they will share their strategies to improve pediatric sepsis recognition and treatment at their respective institutions.
In 2017, the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology clinic at UNC Children’s Hospital, in conjunction with their Family Advisory Board, took an ambitious step in developing education for this patient population. Join pediatric sepsis survivor, Dr. Hillary Spangler, as she takes us on her journey of sepsis survival and how her team assembled their first family sepsis initiative; educating over 500 families on the signs and symptoms of sepsis.
The annual Jeffrey Ray Davis Sepsis Challenge is back for the 5th year, and back with a twist! Join other sepsis awareness advocates on May 5th at America the Beautiful Park for a 5K COLOR RUN!
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 10 AM
Registration is $40 through April 5 and includes an event t-shirt.
Registration is $45 April 6-May 5 and t-shirts are given on a first come, first served basis (sizes not guaranteed).