Evaluating Pediatric Fever in the Acute Care Setting
1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation
Recorded April 19, 2016
Fever is one of the most common complaints that triggers pediatric patients and their families to see medical care. Join Dr. Kilbane in reviewing the current recommendations for managing patients with fever without source in the urgent care setting. Particular focus is placed on discussing a high-yield clinical approach that factors in the impact of current childhood vaccinations as well as the possible role of acute phase reactants.
•Describe the historical evidence supporting the evaluation of febrile pediatric patients for serious bacterial infections.
•Discuss the impact of the current childhood vaccinations on the evaluation of pediatric fever in the acute care setting.
•Explain the recommended evaluation of febrile pediatric patients from 0-36 months old.
•Describe the utility of rapid viral testing in the evaluation of febrile pediatric patients.
•Describe the current role for acute phase reactants in the evaluation of febrile pediatric patients
Faculty Bio: Brendan J. Kilbane, MD
Brendan J. Kilbane, MD, is an emergency medicine physician in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Kilbane is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine and is certified in advanced trauma life support, pediatric advanced life support and advanced cardiac life support. His special interests are pediatric emergency medicine and urgent care. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., and earned his medical degree from Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio. He completed a pediatrics residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, and a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Ill. Dr. Kilbane was appointed to the UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital staff in 2007. Dr. Kilbane has authored or coauthored scientific papers and abstracts in leading medical journals. He speaks at regional, national and international medical meetings about pediatric emergency care and urgent care. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Irish American Paediatric Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
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