“Hot” Off the Press: Infant Fever Rule

“Hot” Off the Press: Infant Fever Rule – Episode 15

Talking about neonatal fever makes most people hot under the collar! Fortunately, PECARN is on the case. Their latest paper was just published TODAY in JAMA Peds: A Clinical Prediction Rule to Identify Febrile Infants 60 Days and Younger at Low Risk for Serious Bacterial Infections. In this month’s episode, we learn about some the challenges of having a febrile infant – from a mom’s perspective. Then we discuss when, why, and how to apply the latest PECARN rule with the notorious DNK, also known as Dr. Nate Kuppermann! 

What is your approach to the febrile infant? What are some of the hardest parts about providing care to our hot little ones? We want to know! Share your thoughts on social media, @empulsepodcast, or on our website, ucdavisem.com

Hosts:

Dr. Julia Magaña, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Guest:

Dr. Nate Kuppermann, Pediatric Emergency Physician, Professor and Chair of the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine, Founding Chair of the PECARN Steering Committee

Resources:

A Clinical Prediction Rule to Identify Febrile Infants 60 Days and Younger at Low Risk for Serious Bacterial Infections

Nathan Kuppermann, MD, MPH1; Peter S. Dayan, MD, MSc2; Deborah A. Levine, MD3; et al. JAMA Pediatr. Published online February 18, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.5501

Validation of the “Step-by-Step” Approach in the Management of Young Febrile Infants.

Gomez B, Mintegi S, Bressan S, Da Dalt L, et. al. Pediatrics. 2016 Aug;138(2). pii: e20154381. doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-4381. Epub 2016 Jul 5.

Management of the Febrile Young Infant: Update for the 21st Century. 

Woll C, Neuman MI, Aronson PL. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Nov;33(11):748-753. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001303.

Accuracy of Complete Blood Cell Counts to Identify Febrile Infants 60 Days or Younger with Invasive Bacterial Infections. 

Cruz AT, Mahajan P, Bonsu BK, Bennett JE et. al. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Nov 6;171(11):e172927. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.2927. Epub 2017 Nov 6.

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Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Audio Productions for audio production services.

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