The fever.  One of the most common reasons children are brought to the emergency room.  As an ER nurse, I created this presentation Fever: Fear it or embrace it? to teach parents about fevers so they can understand whether to fear it or embrace it.  Held at the Antelope Valley Birth Center August 30th at 6:00pm and September 23rd at CalCity Fitness Center at noon.

Some of the topics covered are:

What is a fever and what does it do?

What causes a fever?

When do you call the doctor?

What are febrile seizures?

Risks and benefits of antibiotics

Ibuprofen and acetaminophen: how they work, and the risks associated with their use

Natural methods to support a child or adult with a fever

How to know if they are getting better?

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