Related Websites, Resources and Tools

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Download the CAPHC Paediatric Sepsis Screening Tool


Global Sepsis Alliance -

The Global Sepsis Alliance is a non-profit organization that supports the efforts of caregivers in more than 70 countries to better understand and combat sepsis. The GSA has united  the sepsis community; raising public, philanthropic and governmental awareness, understanding and support of sepsis and accelerated collaboration among researchers, clinicians, associated working groups and those dedicated to supporting them.

Pediatric Sepsis Initiative - 

The World Federation of Intensive and Critical Care Societies.  You can find and share sepsis guidelines and a sepsis bundle registry.  There is a forum for discussion, questions and sharing of ideas and experiences. 

British Columbia Patient Safety & Quality Council:- Sepsis Network -

The BC Sepsis Network was established in June 2012 to provide a mechanism of support for clinicians in emergency departments around our province to share resources, improve consistency of care, spread innovation and improvement ideas, and collaborate on change.

Alberta Sepsis Network -

The Alberta Sepsis Network is comprised of an integrated team of basic scientists and bedside clinicians who are engaged in  ground breaking research with the purpose to uncover the mechanism of disease associated with sepsis so that all Albertans with severe sepsis have the optimal delivery of health service.

Surviving Sepsis Campaign -

Initiated in 2002, representatives from the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine have provided direction for the Surviving Sepsis Campaign which is committed to reducing mortality from severe sepsis and septic shock worldwide.

Sepsis Alliance -

A founding member of the Global Sepsis Alliance,  Sepsis Alliance is a charitable organization run by a team of dedicated laypeople and healthcare professionals who share a strong commitment to battling sepsis.  The main goal for Sepsis Alliance and the people who work behind the scenes is to raise sepsis awareness.  


Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids TREKK is a growing network of researchers, clinicians, partners, patients and families, who share the same goal - to improve emergency care for children across Canada.


The PedsPacs are best-evidence, point-of-care resources for managing critically ill or injured children. These tools are intended to be used at the bedside in community and tertiary pediatric emergency departments across Canada. The available resources consist of both cognitive and instructional aids. Cognitive aids available include management algorithm, triage screener, pocket cards, age/weight based drug dosing binder, pre-printed order sets, and a transport checklist. Instructional aids include simulation-based video podcasts with expert commentary and educational resources.  More...

The UK Sepsis Trust -

The UK Sepsis Trust (UKST) was established as a charity in 2012 with the objective of saving 12,500 lives every year. They are committed to changing the way the NHS deals with Sepsis, to increasing public awareness and supporting those affected by Sepsis. 

Screening Tools

  1. BCCH Modified Sepsis Screening Tool
  2. CHEO ED Sepsis Screening Tool
  3. CHU de Quebec Centre mere-enfant Soleil
  4. Paediatric Sepsis 6 - NHS April 2013
  5. Sepsis ED Screening Tool - Alberta Children's Hospital (2013)

Order Sets:

  1. BCCH Prescriber's Orders for Suspected Sepsis
  2. Toronto East General Hospital - Order Set: Paediatric Neonatal Suspected Sepsis Admission
  3. Toronto East General Hospital - Order Set: Fever without source
  4. Windsor Regional Hospital - Order Set: Neonatal care of the septic infant 
  5. Windsor Regional Hospital - ED Clinical Sepsis Order Set
  6. Antibiotic Chart

Hospital Guidelines

  1. Montreal Children's Hospital - PALS guidelines: pediatric Septic Shock Algorhythm (Brieley, J., Carcillo, J.A., Choong, K. et al. CriticalCare  Medicine, 2009, 37(2), 666-688. 
  2. Clinical Practice Guideline: Pediatric Severe Sepsis - BC Children's Hospital (2012)
  3. PICU Sepsis Guideline  

Recognition Tools

  1. Pocket Cards -  World Sepsis Day and Global sepsis Alliance pocket cards with pictograms are for medical professionals, the ones with the illustrations are for lay people. All pocket cards are available in English on the website. The German and Spanish versions will follow. This is the first step to the sepsis information material for lay people (e.g. sepsis survivors, patients, relatives) .Please feel free to use and distribute them. In case you want to co-brand it with your organization, program or initiative, please contact
    1. Maternal
    2. Neonatal
    3. Under five
    4. Don't miss sepsis 


  1. Trends in the Epidemiology of Pediatric Severe Sepsis* Mary E. Hartman, MD, MPH; Walter T. Linde-Zwirble, BA; Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH; R. Scott Watson, MD, MPH (link to article pdf)
  2. National Analysis of Sepsis Hospitalizations and Factors Contributing to Sepsis In-Hospital Mortality in Canada; Liudmila Husak, Annette Marcuzzi, Jeremy Herring, Eugene Wen, Ling Yin, Dragos Daniel Capan and Geta Cernat (link to article pdf) 

References and Recommended Reading

  1. Niranjan Kissoon, MD, Richard A. Orr, MD, and Joseph A. Carcillo, MD, Updated American College of Critical Care Medicine-Pediatric Advanced Life Support Guidelines for Management of Pediatric and Neonatal Septic Shock Relevance to the Emergency Care Clinician  Pediatric Emergency Care & Volume 26, Number 11, November 2010 (link to article)
  2. Santschi and Leclerc, Management of children with sepsis and septicshock: a survey among pediatric intensivists of the Réseau Mère-Enfant de la Francophonie Annals of Intensive Care 2013, 3:7 Page 2 of 7 (link to article)
  3. Niranjan Kissoon, MD; Joseph A. Carcillo, MD; Victor Espinosa, MSc; Andrew Argent, MD, PhD; Denis Devictor, MD, PhD; Maureen Madden, RN, MSN; Sunit Singhi, MD; Edwin van der Voort, MD; Jos Latour, RN, PhD; and the Global Sepsis Initiative Vanguard Center Contributors, World Federation of Pediatric Intensive Care and Critical Care Societies: Global Sepsis Initiative, Pediatr Crit Care Med 2011 Vol. 12, No. 5 (link to article)
  4. Pediatric Sepsis: A Critical Clinical Choreography<>Z. Leah Harris 
  5. The History of Sepsis Management Over the Last 30 Years<>Zehava L. Noah
  6. Sepsis Guidelines: The Work of the Society of Critical Care Medicine<>Ranna A. Rozenfeld
  7. Respiratory Therapy Approaches to the Patient with Sepsis<>Kellianne Fleming
  8. Nursing Management of Pediatric Sepsis<>Lora K. Byrne
  9. Management of Pediatric Septic Shock in the Emergency Department<>Matthew L. Friedman, Meredith F. Bone
  10. Cardiogenic Shock Masquerading as Septic Shock<>Alexis L. Ramby, Nguyenvu Nguyen, John M. Costello
  11. Burn Sepsis in Children<>Sifrance Tran, Anthony C. Chin
  12. Refractory Septic Shock in a 17 Year Old Female With Fever, Neutropenia, and Severe Abdominal Pain: The First 24 Hours<>Laura Crisanti, Lisa Genualdi, Kalyn Mahoney, Sabrina Derrington, Lauren Sorce
  13. Immune Dysregulation in Sepsis<>Marcelo Malakooti, Michael Kelleher, Eric Wald
  14. The Role of the Innate Immune System in Sepsis<>Nina Censoplano, Conrad L. Epting, Bria M. Coates
  15. A Review of Biomarkers and Physiomarkers in Pediatric Sepsis<>Mashael F. Alqahtani, Lauren E. Marsillio, Ranna A. Rozenfeld
  16. Acute Kidney Injury in Pediatric Sepsis<>Geoffrey E. Mickells, Michael-Alice Moga, Craig M. Smith
  17. Pediatric Sepsis in the Global Setting<>Ajay Khilanani, Mjaye Mazwi, Erin Talati Paquette
  18. Adjunctive Therapies in Sepsis<>Jay F. Rilinger, Elora Hussain, Mary E. McBride
  19. Sepsis Presenting As Bowel Obstruction: A Case Report<>Jillian Bybee, Katherine Gregersen, Vishal Gunnala, Astha Sharma, Kelly Michelson, Steven Lestrud 
  20. Elixhauser, A. (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), Friedman, B. (Agency for HealthcareResearch and Quality) and Stranges, E. (Thomson Reuters). Septicemia in U.S. Hospitals, 2009. HCUPStatistical Brief #122. October 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. 
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