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Paediatric fever management


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1 hour
Child and youth health
Publish Date
03 March 2017
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About this Course

Fever is defined as a temperature greater than 38.0°C.

It is important for parents or caregivers to understand that it is okay for them to look after their child at home with a fever if they are drinking and feeding well, interacting with the parent or caregiver and does not look sick. 

Learning outcomes for this course: 

  • How to take an infant or child’s temperature.
  • Understanding appropriate temperature ranges for infants and children and what it may interpret.
  • Management of the febrile child in regards to educating parents and caregivers on appropriate management at home; when to seek medical attention; appropriate use of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. 



This course was created in 2017 by Dr Karen Falloon MBChB, FRNZCGP, PhD, Senior lecturer, Goodfellow Unit.

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