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The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Pediatric Sepsis Definition Taskforce Systematic Review

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About the systematic review:

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) has commissioned a taskforce to help redefine sepsis in children. The taskforce will be conducting a survey, a Delphi process, a data validation exercise and a systematic review as part of this process. The goal of this systematic review is to identify potentially useful individual factors, clinical criteria or illness severity scores that may be used to identify and synthesize evidence on (1) children with infection who have or are at high risk of developing sepsis-associated organ dysfunction and (2) children with infection who are at high risk of progressing to multi-organ dysfunction or death. Numerous organizations including the World Health Organization, the European Society of Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care, World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies, Infectious Diseases Society of America, Brazilian Society of Intensive Care, American College of Emergency Medicine, European Society of Pediatric and Intensive Care Medicine, Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society, American Academy of Pediatrics are interested in endorsing this systematic review and the results of the Taskforce’s work.

 

  

About the team:

This review is being led by the Pediatric Sepsis Definition Taskforce of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). The SCCM convened the Pediatric Sepsis Definition Taskforce to assess, develop, and validate criteria for the recognition of possible sepsis and identification of sepsis leading to poor outcomes such as multi-organ failure or death in children. This taskforce is comprised of over 40 international experts in sepsis, and is co-led by Dr. Kusum Menon MD, MSc. (Pediatric Intensivist, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario) and Dr. Lauren Sorce RN, PhD (Manager, Pediatric Critical Care, Neurocritical Care and Palliative Care, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

 

  

What help they are seeking:

The Pediatric Sepsis Definition Task Force is looking for help with citation screening at both title and abstract level and full text retrieval.

 

  

What they are offering in return:

(1) The top three screeners as defined by the number and accuracy of title/abstracts screened will be offered acknowledgement in the final publication, a $50 Canadian gift certificate to amazon.ca and a letter of reference for their participation.

(2) The next three highest screeners will be offered a $50 Canadian gift certificate to amazon.ca and a letter of reference for their participation.

(3) The remaining three highest screeners will be offered a letter of reference for their participation.

**Requirements: Participants will be required to complete a minimum of 400 title/abstract screenings  in order to potentially quality for any of the above offerings.

The individual members of the crowd who contribute to this project will be listed on the insightScope website.

Crowd members can list their participation in this project on their CV as follows: "Participation in screening and full-text retrieval for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Pediatric Sepsis Definition Taskforce Systematic Review."

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