Fever is a common problem in the critically ill that is often treated by nurses. Decisions regarding treatment of fever would be more informed if based upon research related to fever. The authors, in this article, present an individual adaptation framework for conceptualizing the components of the febrile state important to practice, and review some of the existing research related to development, assessment, and treatment of fever
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Research-Based Practice| May 01 1994
Understanding the Febrile State According to an Individual Adaptation Framework
Richard Henker, RN, PhD, CCRN;
*From the School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Seattle, Washington.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (1994) 5 (2): 186–193.
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Richard Henker, Joan Shaver; Understanding the Febrile State According to an Individual Adaptation Framework. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 May 1994; 5 (2): 186–193. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/15597768-1994-2011
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