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Understanding fever and the management of feverish illness in children under five years

Understanding fever and the management of feverish illness in children under five years

Understanding fever and the management of feverish illness in children under five years

Penny McDougall and Maureen Harrison
Penny McDougall and Maureen Harrison
on behalf of Royal College of Nursing

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Launch date: 29 Jan 2018
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Last updated: 19 Nov 2019

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This learning module discusses the causes and management of fever in children. In line with guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, it explores the importance of identifying children at risk of serious illness and those that can be managed safely at home. The module also identifies the skills and knowledge required by paediatric and general nurses working with children, alongside the need to offer parents guidance on antipyretics and how to care for their child at home.

Objectives

After reading this module you should be able to:
1. Describe the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems’ response to fever in children.

2. Outline different ways of managing children with fever in hospital and at home.
Penny McDougall and Maureen Harrison

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Penny McDougall and Maureen Harrison
on behalf of Royal College of Nursing

Penny McDougall, Senior sister, Paediatric Unit, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth.
Maureen Harrison, Senior lecturer, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton.

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  • Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
  • 1.00 Hours

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