Primary Triage Enhanced by Quick CRP

In the primary care setting, rapid decision-making for acutely ill children is challenging. Many of the symptoms of serious infections, like pneumonia, meningitis and osteomyelitis, initially resemble common viral infections, however, prompt recognition is essential to avoid life-threatening complications. Receiving confirmation through testing delays treatment so many children are hospitalized as a precautionary tactic. Recent studies conclude that for high-risk children, a finger prick CRP can facilitate the decision-making process within minutes in the clinic. Click here to learn more. Read more.