Attention Matters for Fever Patients 2007/10/30 Attention Matters for Fever Patients 1. Give medicine according to the time as instructed by physician. 2. Adjust the patient’s blanket and clothing. 3. Make the environment comfortable and ensure the room is ventilated. 4. Increase the amount of drinking water (force fluids, including juice, soup, boiled water or have an intravenous injection; daily water consumption for an adult is at least 3,000 to 4,000 cc). 5. Consume liquid food (low blood fat, low carbohydrate, high protein, high vitamins and delicious food). 6. Pay attention to oral hygiene, gargle with mouthwash on time. 7. When the body temperature reaches 37.5 Celsius, the patient should be encouraged to drink more water; at 38.5 C, provide an “ice pillow”; at 39 C, wipe the body with alcohol (with double amount of 90cc of alcohol, add a single amount of warm water; if the alcohol is 100cc, then add 500cc of warm water; however, for infants younger than 6 months, wiping the body with warm water is preferable; if wiping with alcohol, don’t touch the area over the heart). 8. If the following conditions occur, please consult with the physician in the Emergency Unit immediately: i. chest pain or difficulty in breathing ii. for those who have used the above-mentioned method for bringing down a fever: after 10 minutes of swinging arms, the body temperature is still over 38.5 C. infant cramps, his/her eye(s) roll upwards or look strange.