Fever in acute and critical care: a diagnostic approach.

@article{Munro2014FeverIA,
  title={Fever in acute and critical care: a diagnostic approach.},
  author={Nancy Munro},
  journal={AACN advanced critical care},
  year={2014},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={
          237-48; quiz 249-50
        }
}
Determining the underlying cause of a fever can be a daunting task. Multiple reasons have been found for a patient to have a fever, but the use of an organized approach will assist clinicians in reaching a correct diagnosis. The first step in this process is a complete assessment, including a thorough physical assessment and an evaluation of the history of present illness as well as a detailed review of all the patient's medications. Infection should always be a primary consideration for the… CONTINUE READING
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