Fever

Overview

Resuscitation (see Assessing severity of Illness)

Shock

Assessment

(see Assessing severity of Illness)

A search for the focus should be made

For pre-schoolers onward (see Assessing focus of infection)

For neonates to pre-schoolers, inquire into

Investigation (neonates generally require complete septic screen)

Management

Disposition

Admit

Discharge with GP review in 24 hrs only if: