Managing paediatric patients with pyrexia

Managing paediatric patients with pyrexia 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Emergency Nurse Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

Managing paediatric patients with pyrexia

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Publisher
Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
Copyright
©2012 RCN Publishing Company Ltd. All rights reserved. Not to be copied, transmitted or recorded in any way, in whole or part, without prior permission of the publishers.
Subject
Art & Science
ISSN
1354-5752
eISSN
2047-8984
D.O.I.
10.7748/en.22.8.20.e1387
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Abstract

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.

Journal

Emergency NurseRoyal College of Nursing (RCN)

Published: Dec 3, 2014

Keywords: Paracetamol ibuprofen febrile pyrexia child paediatric care givers

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