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Grand Rounds: Stay cool when things get hot: An Approach to Recurrent Fevers

08-14-2020

By Steven Spalding, MD , Director, Division of Rheumatology, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Rheumatology

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Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Describe pathophysiology of body temperature control and impact on temperature measurement. 2. Differentiate between ‘Periodic Fevers’, ‘Recurrent Fevers’ and ‘Fevers of Unknown Origin’. 3. Recognize findings consistent with auto-inflammatory disorders and initiate appropriate investigatory studies.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses

Identified Gap:

New information on determining various types of fevers.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:

08-13-2021

Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.

Disclosure:

Dr. Spalding has indicated that he has no relevant financial interest in any pharmaceutical or medical device company and that this activity was developed independent of commercial interest.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 125 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 

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