Pediatric Sepsis Case Scenario
This scenario was used to educate emergency nurses on pediatric sepsis. However, it could be applied to physician or advanced practice provider trainees as well or for simulations run for team communication.
Pediatric sepsis is a low-frequency, high impact condition. Nurses and physicians do not see it often, but must recognize and treat children with sepsis efficiently when they present. This makes pediatric sepsis education particularly amenable to simulation scenarios.
At the end of the simulation, the learner will acquire enduring knowledge regarding recognition and treatment of pediatric sepsis.
This session is taught using high-fidelity simulation coupled with a lecture on pediatric sepsis. Following the intervention, nurses were given a quiz on sepsis recognition and management. This quiz was repeated at 6-12 months to assess retention.
simulation, pediatrics, pediatric sepsis, management