Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ped Temps

One of the most frustrating things we ER nurses deal with, are parents who bring their children to the ER for temps slightly above normal for fear they MIGHT have a seizure... and I wonder who put that idea in their head..

Now I know... as I was at my pediatrician's office I could overhear the triage nurse on the phone with a child's parent telling them that if the child's fever does not come down with Tylenol/Motrin over night or continues to be above 100F to go to the ER for further eval and treatment as there is potential for seizure with high fevers. I almost gave myself whiplash looking in her direction to glare... 100F!!!! Time I had a chat with the pediatrician...

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