Professor Mark Peters, consultant paediatrician at Great Ormond Street Hospital and a researcher at the Institute of Child Health, joined me to discuss the first sepsis guidelines for children and young people -published in 2020.
Mark and I noted that sepsis is difficult to recognise, and there hasn't yet been a set of agreed normal parameters or a national paediatric warning score - although a national PEWS is being piloted this year thanks to Dr Damian Roland and team at SPOT. But, here is the first major international concensus on paediatic sepsis ever!
Find out about the paper you need to read this year, and hear the story behind the guidelines.
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