Improving paediatric nurses' knowledge and attitudes in childhood fever management.

@article{Edwards2007ImprovingPN,
  title={Improving paediatric nurses' knowledge and attitudes in childhood fever management.},
  author={Helen E Edwards and Anne M. Walsh and Mary D Courtney and Sarah J Monaghan and J Everett Wilson and Jeanine Young},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={2007},
  volume={57 3},
  pages={257-69}
}
AIM This paper reports an evaluation of the effectiveness of a peer education programme in developing paediatric nurses' evidence-based knowledge and attitudes towards fever management and the sustainability of these changes. BACKGROUND In general, paediatric nurses' fever management knowledge seems to be mediocre. They believe fever to be harmful, causing febrile convulsions and brain damage. Antipyretics are administered to prevent febrile convulsions and alternate antipyretics are given… CONTINUE READING