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Listen to our podcasts produced in association with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, with real advice and guidance on how to manage paediatric sepsis. Visit the RCPCH here.


Episode 9 - What sepsis means

Junior doctor Monica Parker and Emma Lim join forces to provide an overview of the key learning and take home messages from the Sepsis podcasts series.

Episode 8 - The future of tests in sepsis

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Infectious Diseases Dr Jethro Herberg joins Emma Lim and Monica Parker to explore what’s next for sepsis - and what the future of tests and assessment might look like.

Episode 7 - Management part 2: fluids and fear

Professor of Paediatric Intensive Care Mark Peters and Emma Lim talk about fluids and unpick common fears, examining which fluids to use, when, why and how much and the role and choice of inotropes in paediatric sepsis.

Episode 6 - Management part 1: care bundles and culture

Consultant paediatrician Dr Sachin Mannikar joins Emma Lim to consider what you can do to save a child’s life when faced with sepsis. They examine what a care bundle looks like, the management choices, the evidence base and the role of simulation training.

Episode 5 – Penicillin allergy, real or not?

Consultant and Associate Lecturer in Paediatric Immunology and Allergy Dr Louise Michaelis joins Emma Lim to discuss penicillin allergy and sepsis. They explore how common penicillin allergy actually is, cross reactivity, alternative choices and de-labelling.

Episode 4 - The child with complex care needs

Caroline Wild, parent and Karen Horridge Neuro-Disability Paediatrician reveal the difficulties experienced by children with complex care needs and their parents when faced with sepsis and how terrifying, and yet intimate, it can be.

Episode 3 - Bugs and drugs part 2

Consultant and Head of Infection Control Lucia Pareja-Cebrian shares what microbiologists really want to hear and how they can help you, from sepsis epidemiology to antibiotic choices and guidelines.

Episode 2 - Bugs and drugs part 1

Paediatric Infectious Disease Consultant Andrew Riordan joins Emma Lim to consider the what, why and when of antibiotic choices, investigation and antibiotic stewardship.

Episode 1 - Let's talk about sepsis

Emma Lim and junior doctor Monica Parker talk about what sepsis actually is, the importance of early diagnosis and why sepsis is so hard to spot in children.