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1

Fever is sometimes referred to as

hyper-pyrexia

2

what organ thermally regulates our body

hypothalamus - (controls the set-point)

3

difference between fever and hyperthermia

hyperthermia is an increase in body temp unrelated to the hypothalmus (body or outside element creates more heat than can be eliminated)
fever is an elevated set point to destroy organisms

4

antipyretics fxn is to

lower the set point in fever

5

will an antipyretic work on a child with hyperthermia

no

6

what antipyretics do we use for fever

tylenol
ibuprofen

7

acetaminophen dosage

10-15 mg/kg/dose

8

ibuprofen dosage

>6 months
q6-8
5(39.2) mg/kg/dose

9

Should we give a child aspirin with a fever

no

10

if a febrile seizure lasts longer than 5 minutes

call 911

11

if taken to er what is treatment for febrile seizure

diazepam
Tylenol

12

after administering antipyretics, check temp in

30 min

13

should you use an alcohol bath, why or why not

no
has shown to put kids in a coma, neurotoxicity, intoxicated with the alcohol

14

when should parents call Dr

infant - can get septic very quickly, child looks very sick
fever w/o cause
high fever over 24 hours, treated, came back
fever >3 days
fever of 105 and not coming down