Sepsis is a medical emergency and is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children.

Sepsis can be difficult to diagnose early in children and infants as the symptoms can be similar to other illnesses.

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

We have educational resources, clinical tools and information to help support clinicians across Queensland in screening and recognising sepsis earlier and initiating treatment in line with international best practice guidelines.

Guidelines, fact sheets and support

For clinicians

Our Queensland Paediatric Emergency Care Team has information, guidelines and resources on caring for children in the emergency department.

For families

Information to help families recognise the signs of sepsis and where to find support following a sepsis diagnosis.

Contact us

Email for more information.

Queensland Health staff can use our online referral PDF form on the intranet to request Queensland Paediatric Sepsis Program support.

Last updated: May 2024