Running Hot and Cold: Thermoregulation in the Pediatric ICU

Author(s): Serena Kelly

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Oct 15, 2026

Topics: MultiSystem

Population: Pediatric

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

A case study approach is used to apply principles of thermoregulation to pediatric patients admitted to acute and critical care units. We discuss thermoregulation pathophysiology in the population, as well as valid temperature assessment and measurement. Management of patients experiencing temperature disturbances resulting from illness and/or injury are discussed using evidence-based team interventions which support thermoregulation, body temperature normalization and physiologic stability.


  • Discuss the pathophysiology of thermoregulation in the pediatric patient.
  • Identify valid, evidence-based principles of temperature measurement in the pediatric patient.
  • Summarize evidence-based interventions for pediatric patients with impaired thermoregulation including targeted temperature management.

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Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


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Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

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