Antibiotics for Common Pediatric Infections

Author(s): Kathryn Nelson, Cathrine Corwin

Contact Hours 2.50

CERP A 2.50

Pharmacology Hours 2.50

Expires Dec 15, 2026

Topics: MultiSystem, Pharmacology, Sepsis

Population: Pediatric

Role: APRN

Member: Free
NonMember: $25.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Sepsis remains a leading cause of pediatric mortality. This advance-level pharmacology session focuses on five common pediatric infections: pneumonia, urinary tract infections, meningitis, appendicitis, and soft tissue infections. Principles of antibiotic prescribing and patient monitoring are discussed for each. Clinical practice guidelines and recent relevant research studies are reviewed.


  • Identify indications for antibiotic therapy for pneumonia, urinary tract infections, meningitis, cellulitis and appendicitis.
  • Discuss selection of antibiotics based on diagnosis, presentation and risk factors.
  • Describe appropriate monitoring and indications for escalation and de-escalation of antibiotics.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

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.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 2.50 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


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