The effectiveness of fever management in pediatric overtime Out-patient Clinic at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital

Authors

  • Chinnabunchonsakol N Nursing Department, Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai
  • Janhorm N Nursing Department, Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai
  • Kaphan K Nursing Department, Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai
  • Ngamsuoy A Pediatric Nursing Service, Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai

Keywords:

fever management, fever in pediatric patient

Abstract

Objectives To determine the effectiveness of fever management among febrile children in pediatric overtime outpatient clinic at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital.

Methods The research was a descriptive retrospective study with 1,585 children who were 1 month to 6 years old with body temperature more than or equal 37.5 degree Celsius and visited in pediatric overtime outpatient clinic at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital. The data was collected from hospital statistics and the medical records from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. The data was analyzed by using the Statistic Package for the Social Science of Windows (SPSS).

Results The result illustrated that 1,585 sampling patients, 57.40% of them were at the age of 1-3, 33.30% were diagnosed with respiratory diseases, and 1.20% had a history of febrile seizure. From the data collection, the patients were cured by 3 methods: tepid sponge with paracetamol 65.20%, only paracetamol 19.10% and only tepid sponge 15.70%. Furthermore, the study showed that after the cure 99.9% of the patients did not develop febrile seizure. The average body temperatures after management was decreased statistically significant at the .01 level.

Conclusion The fever management among febrile children in pediatric overtime outpatient clinic at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital could decrease the body temperature.

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2021-10-01

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N C, N J, K K, A N. The effectiveness of fever management in pediatric overtime Out-patient Clinic at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital . Chiang Mai Med J. [Internet]. 2021 Oct. 1 [cited 2022 May 25];60(4):707-13. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/CMMJ-MedCMJ/article/view/253967

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