2023 World PICU Awareness Week & Day
The World PICU Awareness Week Committee exists to raise awareness about #PedsICU in general and any important themes impacting the specialty by engaging members and key stakeholders in awareness and advocacy activities at a global and regional level. This 7 day event culminates in World PICU Awareness Day on the 2nd Friday of May, annually.
Chairs: Orsola Gawronski, Nurse, Italy; Idah Sendagala, AHP, Uganda; Qalab Abbas, Physician, Pakistan;
Mary Lihinie deAlmeida, Physician, USA, North America
Rebecca Silvers, Nurse, USA, North America
Renad Abu-Sawwa, AHP – Clinical pharmacist, USA, North America
Kelly Sheridan, AHP – Dietician, USA, North America
Nicole McKinnon, Physician, Canada, North America
Nicole Gilbert, AHP – Dietician, Canada, North America
Parveen Kaur, AHP, Singapore, Asia
Yujiro Matsuishi, Nurse, Japan, Asia
Poh Pei Fen, Nurse, Singapore, Asia
Deepika Harish, Nurse, India, Asia
Milind Jambagi, Physician, India, Asia
Rakshay Shetty, Physician, India
Hwa Jin Cho, Physician, South Korea, Asia
Rodelia G. Cipriano, Physician, The Philippines, Asia
Alvin C. Florentino, Physician, The Philippines, Asia
Qalab Abbas, Physician, Pakistan, Asia
Sidra Ishaque, Physician, Pakistan, Asia
Xiaoyang Hong, Physician, China, Asia
Brenda Morrow AHP, South Africa, Africa
Idah Sendagala AHP, Uganda, South Africa
Halalisani Ngema, AHP – Social Work, South Africa
Irene Chueu, Physician, South Africa, Africa
Charlyne Kilba, Physician, Ghana, Africa
Jenala Njiram’madzi, Physician, Malawi, Africa
Laura Ajidiru, AHP, Uganda, Africa
Stella Elikplim Lawerteh, AHP, Ghana, Africa
Dorothy Adjabu, AHP, Ghana, Africa
Asma Salloo, Physician, South Africa, Africa
Prakash M. Jeena, Physician, South Africa, Africa
Rudo Mathivha, Physician, South Africa, Africa
Stehilia Tshukutsoane, Nurse, South Africa, Africa
Lincoln Solomon, Physician, South Africa, Africa
Noor Parker, Physician, South Africa, Africa
Halalisani Ngema, AHP – Social work, South Africa, Africa
Marleen Petersen, Nurse, South Africa, Africa
Bernadet Francis, Nurse, South Africa, Africa
Fajer Altammar Physician, Kuwait, Middle East
Nilufer Ozturk, Physician, Turkey, Europe/Asia
Joseph Manning, Nurse UK, Europe
Gawronski Orsola, Nurse, Italy, Europe
Gerri Sefton, Nurse, UK, Europe
Gabriella Bottari, Physician, Italy, Europe
Sebastian Godoy Salinas , AHP, Chile, Latin America
Adriana Ramírez Barrientos, Nurse, Colombia, Latin America
Natalia Andrea Henao Murilllo, Nurse, Colombia, Latin America
Santiago Martínez, AHP, Chile, Latin America
Cintia Johnston AHP, Brazil, Latin America
Milagritos López, Nurse Peru, Latin America
Adriano Conrado, Occupational Therapist, Brazil, Latin America
Ana Paula Bautzer, Speech therapist, Brazil, Latin America
Werther Brunow de Carvalho, Physician, Brazil, Latin America
Alejandra Cortés, Physician, Chile, Latin America
Silvio Torres, Physician, Argentina, Latin America
Raffo Escalante, Physician, Perú, Latin America
Francisco José Cambra, Physician, España, Latin America
Rocio Yerovi, Physician, Ecuador, Latin America
Jesús López-Herce, Physician, España, Latin America
Manuel Correa Flores, Physician Mexico, Latin America
Luis Moya, Physician, Guatemala, Latin America
Fabiola Castro, Physician, Chile, Latin America
Marta Marquez, Physician, México, Latin America
Rosa León Paredes, Physician, Perú, Latin America
World PICU Awareness Week theme – Sepsis. Each region chose a topic and activity relevant to them. Listen by region in alphabetical order.
Team Africa – Sepsis in Africa
May 10th, 2023 at 18.00 GMT+3
Regional experts from Africa shared their knowledge about sepsis prevention, social determinants, early recognition, and management.
Team Asia – Experiences and management of patients with sepsis in the PICU – A multidisciplinary Asian perspective.
May 11th, 2023 at 20.30 GMT+9
Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that requires immediate attention and treatment in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). While sepsis management protocols exist, it is important to understand that the Asian perspective of sepsis management in the PICU is unique.
This webinar, we will explore the various cultural, social, and economic factors that influence the approach to sepsis management in Asian PICUs. The speakers will share the challenges faced by healthcare providers in Asian countries and how they adapt to these unique situations.
One significant factor that differentiates the Asian perspective is the lack of resources and infrastructure. Many PICUs in Asian countries have limited access to equipment, medications, and trained personnel. As a result, healthcare providers in these settings often have to improvise and use unconventional methods to manage sepsis.
Additionally, the prevalence of infectious diseases in Asian countries may also impact the management of sepsis in the PICU. Healthcare providers must be knowledgeable about these diseases and their unique presentations to make accurate diagnoses and provide appropriate treatment.
You will hear from experts in the field of PICU and sepsis management from various Asian countries, who will share their experiences and insights on the unique challenges faced by healthcare providers in their respective countries. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the Asian perspective on sepsis management in the PICU and how to adapt to these unique situations to provide the best possible care for their patients.
Team Europe – ESPNIC launched podcasts each day of the week with key experts on the recognition, care and follow-up of septic children
Team Middle East & Turkey – Pediatric sepsis
This region has shared a number of videos:
- What is pediatric sepsis – in Arabic
- What is pediatric sepsis – in Turkish
- Epidemiology of Pediatric Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock in Turkey – in English.
What is pediatric sepsis - in Arabic
What is pediatric sepsis - in Turkish
Epidemiology of Pediatric Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock in Turkey
Team Latin America – Sepsis in Pediatrics: Multi-professional Care in Different Contexts.
Team Latin America shares how pediatric sepsis is managed in Latin America by the multi-professional PICU teams in the different contexts.
Recording coming soon!
For World PICU Day, WFPICCS organized a panel discussion with regional speakers discussing Sepsis guidelines for early recognition, resuscitation, and management: Global perspectives.
The panelists provided a brief summary of:
- Their participation in the development of the implementation of guidelines for use in facilities for either recognition, resuscitation or management of sepsis.
- ONE success in either the development or implementation of sepsis guidelines in their institution.
- ONE challenge/ failure in either the development or implementation of sepsis guidelines in their institutions.
This event was hosted by OPENPediatrics on Friday, May 12th, 2023 at 14.00 UTC.