Paediatric Sepsis: the importance of data as a foundation for improvement.

Last modified by Ann Watkins on 2016/09/16 17:31

On the heels of World Sepsis Day, CAPHC is reflecting on what improvements we have seen in outcomes for paediatric sepsis patients.  Many Canadian hospitals serving the paediatric population have signed the WSD Declaration and have committed to increased awareness, education and improved recognition and management. Accurate data is required for any quality improvement process.

In this session there will be a focus on:

  • What the current data show us versus what we believe is happening.
  • What can be done to fill that knowledge gap.
  • What good data could look like and how it may be used for quality improvement.

Click here to download the presentation slides.

2013Gala-PhotoMelissaParker.jpgMelissa J Parker BSc., MSc., MSc , MD

Dr. Parker is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University.  She is Board Certified in Pediatric Critical Care and Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and a staff physician at McMaster Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Parker is supported by a CBS/CIHR New Investigator Award and a Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program CEP Award  for her research program, ‘Code Sepsis’.  She holds peer reviewed operating funding as Principal Investigator from Hamilton Health Sciences, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the AHSC AFP Innovation Fund.  Dr. Parker also serves as an invited Ambassador for the World Sepsis Day initiative.

jane bio shot.jpgJane Stuart-Minaret RN, BScN, MN

Jane's focus is Pediatric Emergency Nursing and she work in The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Sick Kids. She is always looking for ways to improve and enhance care for pediatric emergency patients.

As an Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course Director and Instructor Trainer, Jane has a background in simulation training, CTAS implementation and project management in the ED. Highlights of her career at Sick Kids include a recent teaching placement in Accra, Ghana for Sick Kids International and work on the DPEM Sepsis Project with Dr. Schonfeld.

This winter Jane completed a Personal Learning Fellowship with the Registered Nursing Association Ontario (RNAO) The fellowship focused on emergency care of the pediatric septic patient.

Created by Lisa Stromquist on 2016/08/15 17:22