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Understanding fever and the management of feverish illness in children under five years

Learn how to identify the causes of fever in young children and the most effective management techniques

Folder lesson (60 mins)

Understanding fever and the management of feverish illness in children under five years

Learn how to identify the causes of fever in young children and the most effective management techniques

Course Description

This learning module discusses the causes and management of fever in children. In line with guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, it explores the importance of identifying children at risk of serious illness and those that can be managed safely at home. The module also identifies the skills and knowledge required by paediatric and general nurses working with children, alongside the need to offer parents guidance on antipyretics and how to care for their child at home.