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1

common definition of fever?

consistent temp > 38 degrees C (rectal or rectal equivalent)

2

In Kids, < 5 yo, ____ temp is the gold standard

rectal

3

For tympanic (ear) measurement, kids have to be over what age?

2 yo

4

____ temp can be measured in kids of all ages

axillary (armpit)

5

Why are pharmacologic methods preferred?

Because they decrease the hypothalamic set point

6

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

7

Does antipyretic therapy prevent febrile seizures?

No - only treats them

8

Can use _____ and ______ in every age

ibuprofen and acetaminophen

9

Can use _____ and _____ in adults

naproxen and ASA

10

Options for pregnancy?

-acetaminophen is first line
-avoid ASA and NSAIDs in the 1st and 3rd trimester

11

Options for breastfeeding?

-acetaminophen and ibuprofen are safe

12

When do you refer?

< 6 months old
rash with fever
stiff neck
> 40.5 degrees C
recent travel

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