Septic shock is a life-threatening condition that can occur in a patient, regardless of age. Dr. Élise De Francesco will dive into what sepsis looks like in pediatric patients and review principles of care through a case study this Oct. 5!
By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
- Define sepsis and septic shock in a pediatric population.
- Discuss therapeutic options for the initial resuscitation of children with septic shock.
- Compare vasoactive medications for the treatment of hypotension in septic shock.Review supporting therapies for patients with septic shock, such as corticosteroid usage, treatment of hyperglycemia, stress ulcer prophylaxis, deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis, and parenteral nutrition.
- Apply treatment concepts of septic shock to a patient case.
About our presenter
Dr. Élise De Francesco received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Ottawa in 2014 before completing her PharmD at the University of Toronto in 2018. She did her residency at London Health Sciences Centre in 2019. Afterwards, Élise joined the pharmacy team at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) as a clinical pharmacist. Her area of expertise is in critical care and antimicrobial stewardship. Élise is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Ottawa in the PharmD program.