Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 7 Issue 2 April 2022
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Case: Asplenia – think sepsis!
Case: It's all too confusing
Expert Commentary: Overwhelming Post-Splenectomy Infection – Tips and Traps for Junior Doctors
Expert Commentary: An Approach to the Asplenic Patient
Comments From Our Peers
Welcome to the April 2022 edition of the Future Leaders Communiqué. This edition focuses on the preventable death of a six-year-old child from sepsis. Sepsis is one of the leading causes of mortality in children worldwide. Despite this, timely recognition and management of sepsis in children remains a significant challenge to clinicians and healthcare systems. Our guest editor for this edition, Dr David Brough, has collated an insightful review of this coroner’s case, appended by expert commentaries from A/Prof Merrole Cole-Sinclair and Prof Clare Nourse, to explore what lessons are to be learned from this case and how to apply them to your own clinical practice.