Care setting

Course

Serious infection and critical care in children

30 April 2020

London

Recognition of serious infection in children is a topic of national importance. Research shows that the death rate from infection in children in the UK is higher than the rest of Europe and serious infection in children is not well recognised in the acute setting.
Resource

Measures to address winter pressures such as a dedicated registrar and PDU cubicles - case study

Dr Amitabh Gite, Clinical Director of Paediatrics at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage, outlines measures they implemented to address winter pressures, including a second registrar at night, a paediatric decision unit, increased nursing staff and ward clerk support.