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MASTER CLASS: INFECTION FOR DUMMIES
  1. O K Helder1,
  2. R vanRens1,
  3. H Toumlnsfeuerborn2
  1. 1Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  2. 2Department for Paediatric Cardiology and Intensive Medicine, Medical School Hannover, Children’s Hospital, Hannover, Germany

Abstract

Objective Are there differences in infants and children who present with signs of infection and how can we recognise these early and react to them?

Methods This master class will be a kind of interactive game for participants to point out the following themes: infections in preterm and term infants; infections in children—are there differences?; sepsis/systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS)—pathophysiology (is it necessary to distinguish?); how to recognise the critically ill child; differences in preterm infants, term infants and children in presenting signs of infection; how to manage sepsis/SIRS as early as possible; “rapid reaction force sepsis”—networking and team working.

Results and Conclusions Finally we will have a quiz to evaluate knowledge in a funny way to strengthen participants’ knowledge and to get them to do things better and best during their daily work.

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