Inflammatory Markers


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 NAPNAP contact hour, of which 0 is pharmacology.

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Keywords: inflammatory markers, antibiotic therapy

Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the physiology of acute phase reactants and their importance in defining illness and injury in children.
  • List the three most common inflammatory markers utilized in pediatrics. 
  • Discuss how inflammatory markers can help in the initiation of or discontinuing of antibiotic therapy.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Contact hours
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Cathy S. Woodward, DNP, CPNP-AC: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio


Dr. Woodward has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours


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