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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.
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.
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. Promote a well-ventilated area to patient.
Nursing Care Plan, Diagnosis, Interventions Hyperthermia, Fever, High Temperature
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?
Fever (Hyperthermia) Care Plan, Drugs, Diagnosis, Intervention
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.