A fever workup guideline.
Fever is a common clinical problem in patients hospitalized with trauma. When an infection is suspected, it is important to identify the source of fever and begin definitive care before more severe morbidity occurs. An undirected approach with "pan cultures" has resulted in a high rate of negative cultures obtained and has increased patient care costs. By developing and using an evidence-based fever workup guideline, this institution was able to evaluate and identify infections and reduce costs.
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Hunsicker, K., Fuss, M. A., Shollenberger, D., & Pasquale, M. D. (1998). A fever workup guideline. International Journal Of Trauma Nursing, 4(3), 85–93.
Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty, Research, Patient Care Services / Nursing, Patient Care Services / Nursing Faculty