Pediatric SIRS, Sepsis, and Septic Shock Criteria

SIRS Criteria (≥ 2 meets SIRS definition, 1 of which must be abnormal temperature or leukocyte count)
Temp >38.5°C (101.3°F) or < 36°C (96.8°F)
Tachycardia or bradycardia (if <1 year)
Tachypnea or mechanical ventilation (related to an acute process)
Abnormal leukocyte count or >10% bands
Sepsis Criteria (SIRS + Source of Infection)
Suspected or present source of infection
Severe Sepsis Criteria (Sepsis + ≥ 1 following Dysfunction Criteria) Organ Dysfunction Criteria »
Cardiovascular dysfunction OR ARDS OR ≥ 2 other organ dysfunction
Septic Shock Criteria (Sepsis + Cardiovascular Dysfunction) Organ Dysfunction Criteria »
Cardiovascular dysfunction despite adequate fluid resuscitation
Result :
This patient does not meet SIRS criteria.


  • Brierley J, Carcillo JA, Choong K, et al. Clinical practice parameters for hemodynamic support of pediatric and neonatal septic shock: 2007 update from the American College of Critical Care Medicine. Crit Care Med. 2009;37(2):666-88.

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