Fever! Fever! Fever!March 2, 2011 No Comments
Clinical Report Addresses Educating Parents to Reduce “Fever Phobia.”
It is 3 a.m. and you get your third call of the night about a child with fever. A parent asks about giving antipyretics prior to routine immunizations. You are educating first-time parents about fever prior to discharge of their infant from the newborn nursery. These scenarios are common in everyday practice.
Fever accounts for one-third of all presenting conditions in children. What guidance is available to pediatricians and pediatric health care providers regarding fever treatment or prophylaxis and education for parents/caregivers?
American Academy of Pediatrics, February 2011KAAP, Physicians, Study results