Managing paediatric patients with pyrexia
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Managing paediatric patients with pyrexia

Emily Wragg Paramedic, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust and emergency care practitioner for Urgent Care Social Enterprise, Surrey
Joseph Francis Paramedic, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Jeshni Amblum Senior lecturer, Kingston and St George’s University, London

Emily Wragg and colleagues compare a concomitant therapy of ibuprofen and paracetamol with monotherapies involving each of the drugs in the treatment of children with fever

Pyrexia is the most common clinical complaint seen in children by healthcare professionals, yet many parents and professionals cannot recognise the condition and misunderstand antipyretic administration. This article explores the research on the use of antipyretics in children with fever, and compares concomitant and monotherapeutic methods of ibuprofen and paracetamol administration.

Emergency Nurse. 22, 8, 20-23. doi: 10.7748/en.22.8.20.e1387


Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 22 October 2014

Accepted: 13 November 2014

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