Pediatric Fever: New Updates for an Old Symptom

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Pediatric Fever: New Updates for an Old Symptom - 2023Conf


1.25 NAPNAP Contact Hour. This continuing education activity is offered at a reduced rate to NAPNAP Members. This continuing education activity rate is $12.50 for NAPNAP Members. For non-members, this continuing education activity rate is $25. This course is an archived presentation from NAPNAP's 2023 National Conference and is offered free with a coupon for conference attendees until 12/31/23. 

Fever is a broad differential and is a top reason for pediatric visits in acute care settings. With infectious diseases emerging, global travel resuming, and malignancy and rheumatological disorders often presenting in childhood, the clinician must be knowledgeable about fever etiologies across childhood. In 2021, the AAP updated their clinical practice guideline on the febrile infant. This presentation will discuss the history of fever, review causes of fever based on age and body system, and review the latest evidence on the diagnosis of fever.

Please note that this program is a recording from a live and virtual session from NAPNAP 2023 national conference in Orlando, Fla. If you earned CE for this session, this course will be a duplicate.

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This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners as an agency providing continuing education credit. individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post tests will be awarded 1.25 National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners contact hours.

Keywords: fever, febrile, infectious disease

Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the historical concepts of fever.
  • Distinguish between fever as a symptom, fever without a source, and fever of unknown origin.
  • Review the 2021 AAP clinical practice guideline on management of febrile infant.
  • Describe etiologies of fever based on age.
  • Recognize the impact of emerging infectious diseases and global travel on children presenting with fever.
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Jaime E. Panton, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC/PC

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  • 1.25 Contact hours


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