Emergency Medical Minute collaborated with CarePoint Health in early March for a night of education on Pediatric Emergencies geared towards mid-level providers at a local Denver brewery for our latest Brewcast. Pediatric patients require special considerations compared to adults when receiving medical care, and that remains true when dealing with fevers across different age ranges. With flu season around the corner, now is a good time to brush up on your knowledge surrounding pediatric fevers.
Dr. Leslie Tourangeau, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician, breaks down what qualifies as a fever and how they should be managed for different development ranges of pediatric patients. It’s important to consider the timeline of the patient’s fever and the patient’s vaccination history to inform your differential diagnoses and guide your workup. Tune in for a full run-down on how to proceed with pediatric fever patients you may encounter in the Emergency Department, complete with workup, consultation and disposition recommendations.
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