8:50 - 9:35amIt's Getting Hot in Herre - The Febrile Infant
Dr. Brett Burnstein
- Review infectious disease emergency department presentations in children, presenting material at the level of a PEM fellow/adult emergency medicine consultant.
- Highlight evidence-based management and variations in practice patterns where appropriate.
- Review indicated investigations and subsequent management utilizing a case-based approach.
- Review approach to the febrile infant, with discussion of difficult clinical scenarios:
- Review use of low-risk criteria to risk stratify young infants
- Neonate with history of fever at home and no fever in the ED
- Infant < 60d with URTI/bronchiolitis and fever
- Review approach to the unimmunized febrile child
- Review approach to fever in the returning traveler
- Review diagnostic pearls and emergency department management of other infectious emergency department presentations:
- Skin infections: Cellulitis, Erysipelas, Impetigo
- Herpetic Whitlow
- Toxic Shock syndrome
- Necrotizing fasciitis
- Erythema infectiosum
- Infectious mononucleosis – unusual presentations ie/ genital ulceration
- Cat scratch disease
- Lyme disease
- Tetanus and rabies prophylaxis
Montreal Children's, Montreal, QC