The Pediatric Sepsis Data CoLaboratory (Sepsis CoLab) is an international data-sharing network for collaboration to address pediatric sepsis mortality and morbidity, and to improve sepsis treatments and outcomes.

The Sepsis CoLab will facilitate partnerships to develop and validate tools for data collection and data sharing, enabling continuous quality improvement of care in secondary level health facilities across the world. It is led by the Centre for International Child Health (CICH) at BC Children's Hospital and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies (WFPICCS).

Smart Discharges for Mom and Baby

A clinical risk prediction model is being developed to identify mother-infant pairs at high risk of death or complications after discharge from hospital. Prediction of risk based on the mother and infant as a pair is a major gap in current research and vital to infant survival.

The ultimate goal is to develop an evidence-based bundle of care for both the mother and neonate, in which low-risk mother-infant pairs receive less burdensome (yet pragmatic and feasible) postpartum care, while high risk pairs receive a more extensive bundle of interventions. In low-resource settings, this is imperative to maximize the efficiency of resource allocation and to improve health outcomes.

Environmental Scan

This environmental scan is a method for evaluating the quality of care delivered to critically ill children at health facilities. Its purpose is to support health facilities in identifying and assessing quality improvement (QI) priorities and initiatives.

This survey combines elements from other surveys and instruments including WHO, SARA, and various publications. It is composed of 4 modules: (1) Health Facility Survey of Facility Resources, (2) Observational Scan of Health Worker Practices, (3) Patient/Caretaker Satisfaction Survey, and (4) Health Worker Satisfaction Survey.