Goals and Objectives

    • Resident will be comfortable with initial evaluation and basic management of the febrile infant

    Learning Objectives
    • Resident will be able to describe technique and cut-off values for diagnosing fever in infants
    • Resident will be able to describe appropriate diagnostic tests for febrile infants and their indications, including:
      • Urinalysis and culture (including appropriate method of collection)
      • Blood cultures
      • Chest x-ray
      • CSF analysis
      • Respiratory viral panels
    • Resident will describe the indications for, appropriate timing of (relative to diagnostic studies), and choice of agent in antibiotic therapy for febrile infants
    • Resident will name the appropriate disposition for all patients under 28 days of age with fever
    • Resident will describe which febrile children under 36 months may be eligible for discharge
    Recommended Resources

    Prior to Conference

    Additional Resources

    Clinical Guidelines

    Consensus Statements

    Original Post by Eric Shappell on 12/03/2014
    Reviewed by James Ahn on 01/06/2015
    Last Updated by Eric Shappell on 04/30/2016 Contact / Feedback