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sepsis sepsis


Sepsis is a medical emergency and is a leading cause of preventable death and persistent harm in children. It is widely acknowledged that sepsis can be a difficult diagnosis in children and infants.

This website contains educational resources, clinical tools and information to help support clinicians and healthcare professionals across Queensland in screening and recognising sepsis earlier and initiating treatment in line with international best-practice guidelines.

Your role is key in the treatment of children with sepsis or septic shock and with your support we can greatly improve the outcomes for children, young people and their families.

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Sepsis equals infection plus organ disfunction
Queensland Paediatric Emergency CareFor more information and resources on caring for children in the Emergency Department, visit the Queensland Paediatric Emergency Care (QPEC) website. The site contains a suite of emergency care guidelines and flowcharts, medication guides, resuscitation tools, parent handouts for discharge and information on who to call to for expert paediatric advice.