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Due to recent events, acquiring contactless temperature is advised using infrared temperature taking devices such as Thermoscan or Thermoflash. It occurs when the body is invaded by some bacteria, viruses, or parasites.

Sometimes the occurrence of fever may also be due to non- infectious factors like injury, heat stroke or dehydration. Some medication also causes drug-induced hyperthermia such as Ephedrine, Sulfa Drugs, Interferons, etc. Some underlying conditions can also cause hyperthermia , like thyrotoxicosis, heart attack and other forms of cancer. If not treated properly, a client may be at risk for its complications involving febrile convulsions , happening mostly to pediatric clients aging from 6 months to 6 years of age , and brain damage; which could be because of prolonged and repeated febrile convulsions.

In a video posted by Alila Medica lMedia, a simplified explanation of the physiology of temperature control was discussed. They also mentioned in the said video the different causes of hyperthermia as mention previously in this article.

My head is aching and burning as if the steam comes out of my ears periodically. Client will be able to report and show manifestations that fever is relieved or controlled through verbatim, temperature of Client will be free from febrile convulsions resulting to brain damage after 1 week of nursing care. This page was last edited on 23 May You must log in to post a comment. Sign in. Log into your account. Privacy Policy. Sign up. Password recovery.

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Accept Privacy policy. A sustained fever may be due to pneumonia or typhoid fever while a remittent fever may be due to pulmonary infections; and an intermittent fever may be caused by sepsis or tuberculosis. Apply tepid sponge bath sponge bath. See link for demo: Giving a Patient a Bed Bath.

Administer antipyretics as prescribed by the physician, utilizing the 10 Rs in giving medication. Educate client of signs and symptoms of hyperthermia and help him identify factors related to the occurrence of fever; discuss the importance of increased fluid intake to avoid dehydration.


Fever (Hyperthermia) Care Plan, Drugs, Diagnosis, Intervention

This nursing care plan and diagnosis with nursing interventions is for the following conditions: Hyperthermia, Fever, High Temperature. What are nursing care plans? How do you develop a nursing care plan? What nursing care plan book do you recommend helping you develop a nursing care plan?



Definition: Body temperature elevated above normal range. Independent 1. Monitor vital signs. Provide tepid sponge bath. Do not use alcohol. Remove excess clothing and covers.


Nursing Care Plan, Diagnosis, Interventions Hyperthermia, Fever, High Temperature

Assessment Nursing Diagnosis Hyperthermia related to inflammatory process secondary to disease process as manifested by increased temperature Inference Goal Intervention Date of Confinement: September 17, Rationale Evaluation. Sepsis Pooling of bacteria in the blood stream Inflammatory process initiated Vascular changes Vasodilation, capillary permeability, blood flow. After 2 hours of effective nursing intervention, the patients temperature will return to normal as manifested by: a. Temperature within normal range Relief of signs of discomfort such as grimacing and crying c. Monitor temperature.

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