Paediatric sepsis podcasts

Listen to real-world advice and guidance on how to manage paediatric sepsis. Join Dr Emma Lim, Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Sepsis Lead, to discuss all things sepsis together with parents, paediatric specialists and junior doctors.

Our paediatric sepsis podcasts are free to access, and designed as educational resources for health and social care professionals.

They explore what sepsis is, the complexities of how to recognise and manage sepsis, what is different about sepsis in children with complex health conditions and much more.

You can also download our learning points for each episode and show notes with resources.

Episode 1 - Let's talk about sepsis

Emma Lim and junior doctor Monica Parker talk about what sepsis actually is, the importance of early diagnosis and why sepsis is so hard to spot in children.

Episode 2 - Bugs and drugs part 1

Paediatric Infectious Disease Consultant Andrew Riordan joins Emma Lim to consider the what, why and when of antibiotic choices, investigation and antibiotic stewardship.

Episode 3 - Bugs and drugs part 2

Consultant and Head of Infection Control Lucia Pareja-Cebrian shares what microbiologists really want to hear and how they can help you, from sepsis epidemiology to antibiotic choices and guidelines.

Episode 4 - The child with complex care needs

Caroline Wild, parent and Karen Horridge Neuro-Disability Paediatrician reveal the difficulties experienced by children with complex care needs and their parents when faced with sepsis and how terrifying, and yet intimate, it can be.