You’ve probably heard… AAP Subcommittee on Febrile Infants came out with new guidelines. The algorithms have been posted on PEMsource algorithms page, and the fever table updated to reflect them.

Also, the CDC came out with new guidelines regarding STI treatment. The summary wall poster can be found on the PEMsource On Shift tab. Some highlights: higher dose of ceftriaxone recommended for uncomplicated gonococcal infections, doxycycline only is 1st line for chlamydial infection (azithromycin no longer 1st line), and sex-specific dosing for trichomoniasis treatment. Also recommended IV regimen to treat PID is ceftriaxone + doxycycline + metronidazole; clindamycin & gentamicin now an alternate regimen.