Procalcitonin Levels: Are Lumbar Punctures a Thing of the Past?
This module will look at current practices and the historical perspective of evaluating febrile infants less than sixty days of age. It will provide information on the incentives for limiting such evaluations and review common inflammatory markers. An overview of the PECARN study will be provided so the participant is better able to evaluate and understand the data related to the clinical prediction model for evaluating febrile infants.
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Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses.
•Define the role of procalcitonin in infection.
•Describe the epidemiology of bacteremia in the febrile infant.
•Identify current evidence-based practices for evaluating and treating the febrile infant.
•Discuss current practices among the participants and how procalcitonin is being used in their practice setting.
Chris Kyper, DNP, CPNP AC/PC
- 0.75 Contact hours