Continuing Education for Nurses and Respiratory Therapists 

This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. 

This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032

 

Support for this educational activity from Stryker  

This webinar series is dedicated to improving healthcare for patients and providers through evidence-based education. Our focus is to enhance the learning experience and knowledge for a broad spectrum of providers working in a range of healthcare settings including emergency, critical, and acute care. Topics will touch on range of timely issues including fever management, early mobility and prevention of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers to name a few. Each webinar is accredited for continuing education credits. Please join us in this initiative in making healthcare better.

Fever Management: Current Strategies in Patients with Infection
Hildegarde (Hildy) M. Schell-Chaple, PhD, RN, CCRN, CCNS, FAAN

Clinical Nurse Specialist 

Patient Safety & Regulatory Affairs
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Centre

Instructions

To earn continuing education credit, do the following:

  1. Watch complete program.

  2. Register, and complete the post-test and evaluation form at  www.saxetesting.com/mhb

  3. To earn 1.0 contact hours of continuing education, you must achieve a score of 70% or more.

  4.  If you do not pass the test you may take it over one more time. Your results will be issued immediately after completing the post-test and evaluation.

Description:

Recent evidence on the management of fever in patients with infection/sepsis and the impact on patient outcomes have challenged traditional practice of critical care clinicians. This session reviews the current evidence regarding the monitoring of the patient with fever; the impact of fever on outcomes in patients with infection or sepsis; and  the efficacy of antipyretic medications and physical cooling on fever.

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Learning Objectives

After completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the etiologies of fever (infectious, noninfectious), the fever response, and risks-benefits of treating fever. 

  2. List the impact of the fever suppression interventions on patient signs and symptoms and outcomes   

  3. List the mechanism of action, physiologic response, and adverse effects of antipyretic medications and physical cooling.

 

 

Bio:

Hildegarde (Hildy) M. Schell-Chaple, PhD, RN, CCRN, CCNS, FAAN

Dr. Schell-Chaple is a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Centre with 25 years of experience leading interprofessional teams at UCSF Medical Center that aimed to optimize safe and high quality evidence-based care to critically ill patients. Dr. Schell-Chaple has published and presented on numerous topics including care of critically ill patients with sepsis, multi-organ dysfunction, ARDS, liver dysfunction, fever, AKI and ensuring quality and safety of CRRT care. She is currently in a leadership position in the department of Patient Safety and Regulatory Affairs at the University of California, San Francisco Health System and is Associate Clinical Professor at the UCSF School of Nursing.