Fever is Our Friend: How to Help Parents Not Fear Fever
1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour. This continuing education activity is offered at a reduced rate to NAPNAP Members. This continuing education activity rate is 10$ for NAPNAP Members. For non- members, this continuing education activity rate is 20$.
Fever is the most common chief complaint among children presenting to an emergency department. These visits are often fueled by the phenomenon known as fever phobia. Myths and misconceptions related to fever and its sequela often result in fever mistreatment and fever over treatment. This course will help novice though advanced providers strengthen their ability to confidently manage fever in children while providing sound anticipatory guidance to parents in an effort to allay their fears.
Introduction: This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 1.0 NAPNAP contact hour, of which 0 is pharmacology.
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Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses
- Recognize fever as the most common reason for emergency department visits by children.
- Describe at least three common myths regarding children with fever.
- Interpret the evidence related to fever management of children.
- Describe anticipatory guidance related to fever management for various age groups of children.
Mary Ohns, DNP, APRN, CPNP, CCRN: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Emergency department, Toledo Children’s Hospital, Toledo, Ohio
Dr. Ohns has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
- 1.00 Contact hours