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Open AccessOC42 – What do parents know about fever?

09 May 2016

Nursing Children and Young People


Theme: Parenting/parenthood. Introduction: Due to lack of information, the fever in the child brings anxiety and fear to their parents. Objectives: To identify...

Fever management in children

21 June 2000

Nursing Standard


Treating a child with a fever is a skilled nursing activity. This article explains the underlying physiological mechanisms of a fever and relates these to the...

Reflective practice in thermoregulatory nursing care

11 July 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article demonstrates how the use of a reflective model can aid organisation and rationalisation of thoughts that, in turn, results in improved nursing care of...

Fever management: evaluating the use of ibuprofen and paracetamol

30 April 2010

Paediatric Nursing


Paracetamol and ibuprofen are safe and effective medications for reducing a fever in children and young people and they are often administered together with a view...

Fever management in children

01 April 2000

Paediatric Nursing


Aims and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to provide a physiological explanation for normal controls of body temperature in children and the way...

Promoting continence: the child with special needs

01 May 2000

Paediatric Nursing


Aim and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to raise nurses’ awareness of the range of managements available when promoting continence in children...

Is fever after infection part of the illness or the cure?

09 March 2012

Emergency Nurse


An increase in temperature above the normal range of 35.6°C-38.2°C (Ryan and Levy 2003) can indicate the presence of infection or sepsis. When the body detects...

Measuring temperature

04 June 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Temperature measurement is an essential clinical skill and is recognised as being an important indicator in assessing the course of an illness. This article...

Physiology of fever

01 July 2007

Paediatric Nursing


Knowing how the body reacts to the presence of pathogens allows healthcare professionals to make informed decisions about what action to take in caring for the child...

Mothers’ knowledge about acute rheumatic fever

13 November 2008

Paediatric Nursing


Aim: Mothers’ understanding and co-operation is an important factor supporting primary prevention and secondary prophylaxis for controlling rheumatic fever and...