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PACES - Pediatric Sepsis Clinical Guidelines
PACES - Pediatric Sepsis Clinical Guidelines


Pediatric Acute Care Education 
Pediatric Sepsis Clinical Guidelines

This course is a video presentation.

CME Webinar recorded August 29, 2019
Reviewed and approved July 20, 2020
Expires: July 19, 2023

The purpose of the Pediatric Acute Clinical Education Sessions (PACES) is to share pediatric clinical guidelines with clinicians caring for pediatric patients at community hospitals and external affiliate sites on topics such as asthma, bronchiolitis, diabetic ketoacidosis, and sepsis. A UC Davis Children’s Hospital physician will provide an overview of the selected pediatric clinical guidelines, and participants from community hospitals will be invited to present a case for group discussion.


Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, learners should be able to:

1. Implement evidence based and expert consensus guidelines for pediatric ED and inpatient care
2. Provide community partners with the education, clinical guidelines and resources to ensure appropriate care
3. Enhance the level of care for pediatrics in community hospital EDs and inpatient wards
4. Determine which pediatric patients may receive care at their local hospital and indications for transfers to a pediatric referral center
5. Increase evidence-based care of pediatric patients
6. Define SIRS and sepsis for pediatric patients
7. Discuss criteria for sepsis
8. Review diagnostic and management strategies for children with sepsis

The course material consisting of a video presentation that takes approximately 1 hour to complete.

Method of participation:

  1. View video - handout of slides are available in PDF format
  2. Complete the test (Passing score is 100% and with three possible attempts)
  3. Complete the evaluation
  4. Certificate is available after passing the test and completing the evaluation



The University of California, Davis, Health, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of California, Davis, Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants

Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 1.0 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.



Disclosures of Relevant Financial Relationships
The following persons have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests related to this CME activity:
Heather McKnight, MD

Jennifer Rosenthal, MD, MAS
Leah Tzimenatos, MD

Maureen McKennan, RN, JD
Hadley Sauers-Ford, MPH, CCRP
Sharon Conner, RN, BSN
Charlaine Hamilton, MPPA

 If you have any questions please contact UC Davis Health Office of Continuing Medical Education at at or phone (916) 734-5352

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