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NMJ. 2021; 10(1): 6-20

Early Detection and Initial Management of Sepsis in Pediatric Patients.

Adel Hamed Elbaih,Mahmoud Haddad.


Background: - Sepsis and septic shock being the most common cause of death in infants and children worldwide, Therefore, we aim to look into the pediatric sepsis that both medical students and new physicians face in the recognition, diagnosis, and management of these conditions.
Targeted Population: pediatric sepsis who are requiring urgent management in the Emergency Department (ED), with Emergency Physicians for teaching approach protocol.
Aim of the study: Appropriate identification of pediatric sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock and their management by training protocol to Emergency Physicians. Based on the child’s age, site, severity and source of infection.
Methods: Collection of all possible available data about pediatric sepsis at the emergency department. By many research questions to achieve these aims so a midline literature search was performed with the keywords “critical care”, “emergency medicine”, “Pediatric sepsis principals in emergencies", "Pediatric sepsis and management”. Literature search included an overview of recent definition, causes and recent therapeutic interventions strategies.
Results: All studies introduced that initial diagnosis of different emergencies situations of pediatric sepsis and their interventions are serious conditions that face pediatric patients in ED.
Conclusion: The early recognition of sepsis in pediatric would help to start the initial management promptly, thus will prevent sepsis to complicate into worse stages and have a better prognosis.

Key words: Pediatric Sepsis, Outcome, Emergency Physicians, Skill.

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