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The Purpose of this paper is to review the fever protocol used in the consulting nurse office as compared to the protocol suggested by the nursing research articles In the consulting nurse office we use a protocol for fever in which we assess the symptoms of patients who call us and we triage then with the protocol The first thing we do is make sure they are not in need of emergency medical attention then we go over their symptoms carefully to make sure they can safely take care of themselves at home If we find they are not in need of immediate medical care we give them home care instructions One of the instructions is to give Tylenol or Motrin for any fever above 100 F According to the research articles treating a fever is not always in the patients best interest Fever has beneficial effects on the body and should only be treated in a certain population of patients The paper will also discuss the physiological Pathophysiological behavioral and experiential responses to the phenomena of feverA company named Access Health supplies the fever protocol used by the consulting nurse office The company sells nursing call centers software that they use to triage patients symptoms They arent used to diagnose only to help the patient receive the level of care needed according to their symptoms Physicians give the nurses permission to use these protocols to lessen the amount of calls they have to take care of The fever protocol is divided into sectionsThe first section is emergent in which the symptoms are so severe they need to call 911 or go to an ER In the fever protocol you would send a person with a temperature over 104 F to the ER If the had a decreased level of consciousness you would instruct them to call 911 The second section is called urgent within four hours in this section if a
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