Nursing workload associated with fever in the general intensive care unit.

@article{Kiekkas2008NursingWA,
  title={Nursing workload associated with fever in the general intensive care unit.},
  author={Panagiotis Kiekkas and George C. Sakellaropoulos and Hero Brokalaki and Evangelos N. Manolis and Adamantios Samios and Chrisula Skartsani and George I Baltopoulos},
  journal={American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={522-31}
}
BACKGROUND Fever in a patient in the intensive care unit necessitates several nursing tasks. Moreover, factors associated with increased patient care needs may be associated with fever. OBJECTIVE To identify relationships between fever and characteristics of fever and nursing workload at the patient level. METHODS A prospective study was conducted in a medical-surgical intensive care unit. The sample consisted of 361 patients consecutively admitted from October 2005 to August 2006. Each… CONTINUE READING

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