Date of Original Release: October 1, 2022. Date of most recent review: September 1, 2022. Termination date: October 1, 2025.
Accreditation: EB Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation: EB Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Specialty CME: Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 1 Pharmacology CME credit, subject to your state and institutional approval.
ACEP Accreditation: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice is approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 48 hours of ACEP Category I credit per annual subscription.
AAP Accreditation: This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 48 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
AOA Accreditation: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice is eligible for up to 48 American Osteopathic Association Category 2-A or 2-B credit hours per year.
Needs Assessment: The need for this educational activity was determined by a practice gap analysis; a survey of medical staff, including the editorial board of this publication; review of morbidity and mortality data from the CDC, AHA, NCHS, and ACEP; and evaluation responses from prior educational activities for emergency physicians.
Target Audience: This enduring material is designed for emergency medicine physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and residents.
Goals: Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to: (1) identify areas in practice that require modification to be consistent with current evidence in order to improve competence and performance; (2) develop strategies to accurately diagnose and treat both common and critical ED presentations; and (3) demonstrate informed medical decision-making based on the strongest clinical evidence.
CME Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to: (1) discuss changing epidemiology of occult bacteremia in pediatric fever in the post-pneumococcal and post-Haemophilus influenzae vaccine era; (2) clinically apply diagnostic testing for risk-stratifying occult bacterial infection from other sources of fever; and (3) develop a framework for managing a child aged 3 to 36 months with fever.
Discussion of Investigational Information: As part of the journal, faculty may be presenting investigational information about pharmaceutical products that is outside Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. Information presented as part of this activity is intended solely as continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of any pharmaceutical product.
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Ilene Claudius, MD (Editor-in-Chief): Nothing to Disclose
Tim Horeczko, MD (Editor-in-Chief): Nothing to Disclose
Nader Badri, MD (Author): Nothing to Disclose
Lucas Friedman, MD (Author): Nothing to Disclose
Jeffrey R. Avner, MD (Peer Reviewer): Nothing to Disclose
Jo-Ann O. Nessiama, MD, MS (Peer Reviewer): Nothing to Disclose
Cheryl Belton, PhD (Content Editor): Nothing to Disclose
Dorothy Whisenhunt, MS (Content Editor): Nothing to Disclose
Commercial Support: This issue of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice did not receive any commercial support
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