Pediatrics - Grand Rounds

Topic: Febrile Infant Guidelines: Navigating the Decision for Lumbar Punctures


Wednesday, April 24, 2024
7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
ZOOM Meeting


Linh Nguyen, D.O.
Pediatric Hospital Medicine ellow
University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville

Target Audience:

Community Physicians, Faculty, Residents/Fellows, Staff/Employees

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Differentiate between clinical situations necessitating a lumbar puncture (LP) in febrile infants.
2. Identify the low-risk criteria applicable to institutions with and without procalcitonin testing capabilities.
3. Examine provider, patient, and procedural variables linked to obtaining interpretable cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within our healthcare system.
Explain technological advancements that could enhance the acquisition of interpretable CSF samples.


The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the Activity.

Additional Information

Please call Tina Smith 904-476-6747 or Miguel Perez 904-248-8490 for any technical assistance.
(UPDATED) To receive CME credit you must watch the Webinar in its entirety and take the evaluation at the end.


Linh Nguyen, D.O. has disclosed that he/she has no relevant financial disclosures. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose. Conflict of interest information for the CME Advisory Committee members can be found on the following website: https://cme.ufl.edu/disclosure/. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

For additional information, contact Laura Lowry (904) 633-4199 laura.lowry@jax.ufl.edu.