At the conclusion of the activity, learners will be able to:
1) understand the epidemiology of serious bacterial infections in febrile young children
2) apply recent research findings related to the detection of serious bacterial infections that is relevant to this population
3) use evidence-based recommendations (when available) in the evaluation and treatment of fever in infants and children
The professional practice gap to be addressed: In the pediatric practice, we encounter many infants and children presenting with fever to the office or emergency rooms. This lecture will address how to effectively recognize those infants and children that have a serious bacterial infection and apply practice interventions for their detection and effective treatment.
Target audience: Physicians, mid-level providers, nurses