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Focused Conversation: Pediatric Sepsis Guidelines and Education Toolkit

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Commitment: Short-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Provincial Region

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Volunteer Opportunity
Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to infection and needs treatment immediately. The best care involves a combination of best practices and patient experience. Child Health BC is seeking five patient partners to join a focused conversation to plan for input. The goal is to pinpoint where that patient partner’s input can influence action.


Lead Organization/Department
Child Health BC

• To create awareness of pediatric sepsis care guidelines and education with patient partners that includes:
– Building relationships between health care and patient partners.
– Learning from patient partner experience to design a go-forward engagement plan for the development of guidelines and education.
• Patient partners will share ideas and lived experience, through a series of structured questions, which informs the most effective, meaningful way for input throughout the duration of the project.

Level of Engagement
This opportunity is at the level of involve on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will involve patients in planning and design phases to ensure ideas or concerns are considered and reflected in alternatives and recommendations.

Open to volunteers from across the province who:
• Have experience with pediatric sepsis care
• Are comfortable telling their story
• Have ideas about how patient partner input can be incorporated where they can influence activities that matter to them.

If you have a strong interest in this work but have not yet completed a PVN orientation and Patient Partner Commitment, are unsure if your experience is a good fit, please contact Jami Brown directly.

There will be an informal conversation about the opportunity. The goal is to find the best fit for all involved.

• Number of vacancies: 5
• Date/Time: The focused conversations will be scheduled at a time convenient for you including evenings and weekends.
• Commitment: One hour, with some time to review questions prior to the event
• Location: Zoom online event

No out-of-pocket expenses are anticipated for this engagement opportunity. However, if you meet the eligibility criteria, but have concerns about your ability to participate, please contact Jami Brown- to see if support options are available. We are always seeking to better understand and reduce barriers to participation. Recognition for time will be provided according to the health care partners’ organizational policies.

Child Health BC is a network that brings together people interested in improving the health and well-being of children and youth across the province of BC through improving health care delivery. We are interested in all areas where health care is provided. This includes care received from family doctors, nurse practitioners, outpatient clinics, and hospitals (emergency departments and inpatient units) as well as health care in schools and other community health services.

The pediatric sepsis guidelines are intended to inform the development of a Provincial Pediatric Sepsis Toolkit for use in emergent and urgent care settings. This toolkit will provide provincial guidance and education to support pediatric sepsis recognition and management (guideline, screening tool, care algorithm).

Patient Partner Role-Expectations

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Jami Brown | BA, MAPC (she/her/hers) Engagement Leader BC Patient Safety & Quality Council 604.510.0449

From Our Community

Pamela Jessen

Patient Partner, Langford

Pamela Jessen

The Patient Voices Network allows me to engage and educate others on various health-related topics. By sitting on various committees and taking part in many activities, I can create real change in health care for everyone. It’s so empowering!