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Sepsis clinical guidelines and tools

Children’s Health Queensland, in partnership with the Clinical Excellence Queensland Paediatric Sepsis Program, has developed Paediatric Sepsis Pathways for the early recognition and management of sepsis in children.

The Paediatric Sepsis Pathways, available below, include a sepsis recognition and screening tool, treatment bundle, and antibiotic prescribing and administration guidelines to assist clinicians in screening and recognising sepsis earlier and initiating treatment in line with international best practice guidelines.

The Pathways have been co-designed by a multidisciplinary team of experts and consumers whose families had been personally impacted by sepsis and have been contextualised for Queensland emergency departments, including rural and remote hospitals. The pathways can be ordered at WINC using the following codes.

  • 1NY37615 – paediatric sepsis pathway for tertiary and secondary facilities.
  • 1NY37617 – paediatric sepsis pathway for rural and remote facilities.

If your organisation does not have a WINC account you will need to create an account to be able to place an order.

A paediatric sepsis care pathway is currently under development for the ieMR and it is anticipated for release in early 2022. A paediatric inpatient sepsis pathway is currently in trial.

Paediatric sepsis clinical guidelines and tools
Emergency Department Paediatric Sepsis Pathway for tertiary and secondary facilities View pathway

Emergency Department Paediatric Sepsis Pathway for rural and remote facilities View pathway

Emergency Department Paediatric Sepsis Clinical Pathway – Factsheet View factsheet

Emergency Department Paediatric Sepsis Clinical Pathway – Frequently Asked Questions View FAQs

Management of Suspected Neutropenic Sepsis Pathway (QH staff only) View pathway

Queensland Paediatric Emergency Guidelines View guidelines

Sepsis – Recognition and emergency management in children View guideline

Medication guides for use in Queensland View guides

Children’s Resuscitation Emergency Drug Dosage (CREDD) View guidelines

CHQ Sepsis Factsheet View factsheet

Antimicrobial Stewardship Sepsis Guidelines View guidelines

Emergency Febrile illness guidelines View guidelines

Emergency management of children with sepsis flowchart View flowchart

Paediatric sepsis parental factsheet View factsheet

Critical Care Management of Paediatric Septic Shock guideline (QH staff only) View guideline