Flashcards in 27 - Fever Deck (12):
common definition of fever?
consistent temp > 38 degrees C (rectal or rectal equivalent)
In Kids, < 5 yo, ____ temp is the gold standard
For tympanic (ear) measurement, kids have to be over what age?
____ temp can be measured in kids of all ages
Why are pharmacologic methods preferred?
Because they decrease the hypothalamic set point
In rare instances where core temp > 41-42 degrees C, physical methods can be used in addition to pharmacologic methods. What are they?
sponging, ice packs, fans
Does antipyretic therapy prevent febrile seizures?
No - only treats them
Can use _____ and ______ in every age
ibuprofen and acetaminophen
Can use _____ and _____ in adults
naproxen and ASA
Options for pregnancy?
-acetaminophen is first line
-avoid ASA and NSAIDs in the 1st and 3rd trimester
Options for breastfeeding?
-acetaminophen and ibuprofen are safe