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Webinar: Surviving Pediatric Sepsis: What’s Next?
April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Webinar Title:Surviving Pediatric Sepsis: What’s Next?
Description:With early recognition and appropriate resuscitation, most children now survive sepsis. Unfortunately, the experience of sepsis does not end at the PICU or hospital discharge for many children and their families. Functional deficits in physical, cognitive, emotional, and social health are evident in up to one-quarter (or more) of children after pediatric sepsis, along with an increased risk for hospital readmission and long-term mortality. This webinar will review the epidemiology and symptoms of post-intensive care syndrome in children (PICS-p) who survive sepsis and discuss efforts to improve the lingering effects of sepsis and critical illness for children and their families. Dr. Marnie Doubek will talk about her experience when her 11-year-old son, Zachary, developed sepsis and she found herself on the patient side of things.
At the end of the presentation you should be able to:
- Review epidemiology and symptoms of post-intensive care syndrome in childhood survivors of sepsis
- Identify risk factors for long-term functional morbidity and mortality after pediatric sepsis
- Discuss efforts to improve long-term new or residual morbidity after pediatric sepsis
- Value the pediatric sepsis survivor experience from a parent’s perspective
Date:April 24 at 2 pm ET
Target audience: Nurses, physician assistants, physicians, emergency responders, physical therapists, patient care assistants and other healthcare staff may benefit.
Scott L. Weiss, MD MSCE FCCM
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Scott L. Weiss, MD MSCE FCCM is an Assistant Professor and Attending Physician at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He completed medical school at Harvard, pediatric residency at Boston Children’s Hospital, and pediatric critical care fellowship at Northwestern/Lurie Children’s Hospital. He currently serves as the co-Vice Chair for the SCCM/ESICM Pediatric Surviving Sepsis Campaign Taskforce. Dr. Weiss’ clinical focus is pediatric sepsis and his NIH-funded research focuses on epidemiology and mitochondrial dysfunction in pediatric sepsis, including risk factors, biomarkers, and mechanisms of sepsis-induced immune dysregulation and organ dysfunction. Dr. Weiss co-directs the Pediatric Sepsis Program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which includes post-hospital follow-up for children and their families through the Pediatric Sepsis Survivorship Program.
Marnie Doubek, MD, FAAFP
Mother of Zachery, a pediatric sepsis survivor
Sepsis Alliance Advisory Board Member
Dr. Doubek began her medical career in 2000 opening a private office providing quality primary care. She helped to build a successful, respected, family practice and in 2013 became part of Atlantic Medical Group. Today, Dr. Doubek is the lead physician in their Millburn, New Jersey office.
In June 2014, Dr. Doubek found herself on the patient side of things. Her 11-year-old son, Zachary, developed severe sepsis due to an aggressive infection in his femur. Zachary survived, but she recognized the need to raise awareness and recognition of sepsis both in the medical community and in the general population. Dr. Doubek received her bachelor of arts from the University of Pennsylvania. She attended medical school at SUNY Health Science Center, Brooklyn and graduated in 1997. She completed her residency in family medicine at Overlook Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, Summit, N.J., where she was chief resident in her third year.