Reflective accounts

Fever in children

A CPD article enhanced Dominique Stanway’s knowledge of how fever occurs and the advice to give parents

A CPD article enhanced Dominique Stanway’s knowledge of how fever occurs and the advice to give parents.

Abstract

Fever is a naturally occurring adaptive mechanism and part of the immune system’s inflammatory response. It is often caused by self-limiting viral illnesses. Fever in children causes concern for parents and it is a common reason for attendance at GP surgeries and for children being admitted to hospital in the UK.

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This reflective account is based on NS736 McDougall P, Harrison M (2014) Fever and feverish illness in children under five years. Nursing Standard. 28, 30, 49-59.

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