Pre-hospital assessment of a child under one year old with fever
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Pre-hospital assessment of a child under one year old with fever

Ann Wilkinson Trainee advanced clinical practitioner, Swadlincote Surgery, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, and at the time of writing was emergency nurse practitioner, minor injuries unit, Sir Robert Peel Hospital, Tamworth, Staffordshire, England

Parents often bring children with a fever to primary and emergency care settings. This article uses a case study to explore the assessment of children with a fever in pre-hospital settings using the three-minute toolkit, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence fever guidelines and the baby check score. It also highlights some educational resources for parents, designed to help them recognise when to seek clinical advice for their children.

Emergency Nurse. 24, 10, 28-33. doi: 10.7748/en.2017.e1663


Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 19 October 2016

Accepted: 17 January 2017

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