Pediatric Sepsis Program
Recognize. Survive. Thrive.
The Pediatric Sepsis Program (PSP) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is committed to the prevention, early recognition, treatment and follow-up for infants, children and adolescents with sepsis. Our mission is to lead the international medical and scientific communities in the search for what causes sepsis, the best methods for early detection and resuscitation, effective therapies to reverse the effects of sepsis, and most appropriate long-term follow-up after sepsis for infants, children, and adolescents. We have established a multidisciplinary team to achieve this mission through scientific research, clinical decision support, education, public awareness, and quality improvement.
Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that requires immediate care. Children with sepsis are often critically ill, requiring emergency treatment and sometimes admission to a pediatric or neonatal intensive care unit. At CHOP, our team has the experience and expertise to treat infants, children, and adolescents with sepsis. Every day we’re searching for new ways to diagnose and treat sepsis, offering hope for a better future for children with sepsis and their families. Members of the PSP work closely with the hospital’s Sepsis Governance Committee to support their efforts to ensure the highest sepsis care in all clinical areas.
Our Programs and Services
The Pediatric Sepsis Program is led by a multidisciplinary team of leaders in early recognition, treatment and follow-up care for infants, children and adolescents with sepsis. Our team partners with specialists in pediatrics, neonatology, surgery, oncology, cardiology, emergency medicine, and critical care, with contributions from physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, bioinformaticians, and quality improvement specialists, among others.