Pediatric Fever Protocols

  • Tricia B. Swan
  • Sadiqa A. I. Kendi


A descriptive algorithm for the evaluation and management of the febrile neonate, infant, and child. The bacterial infection and ambulatory discharge disposition checklists are true “Quick Hits.” Further risk stratification in the febrile child for a serious bacterial infection will improve resource utilization and breed antibiotic stewardship.


Febrile neonate Anticipatory guidance Lumbar puncture Enterovirus Herpes simplex virus (HSV) Urinary tract infection (UTI) Meningitis Febrile infant Skin vesicle Bacterial infection checklist Ambulatory discharge disposition checklist Febrile child Bacteremia Pneumonia Antipyretic(s) White blood cell count (WBC) Bands Nitrite C-reactive protein (CRP) 

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Emergency MedicineUniversity of Florida, Department of Emergency MedicineGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Pediatric Emergency MedicineChildren’s National Health SystemWashingtonUSA

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