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Wednesday August 23rd 2017

Facts About Fever: Information You “Mythed”

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What is fever? How high does a it have to get before it is considered dangerous? What is the best way to manage a fever in the out-of-hospital environment?

Join Scott Keir, Scott DeBoer, Kyle David Bates, and Drs. Romig and Antevy as we discuss a topic that has warmed us all and listen to the discussion as things get a little “hot under the collar” this week.

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The Handtevy Method Infant and Child Dosing

From Dr. Peter Antevy, “As a little trick….I teach healthcare providers how to quickly determine the doses of Tylenol, Motrin and Benadryl using the Handtevy method.

Age (yr):   1    3     5     7    9
Wt ( kg):  10  15   20   25  30
From there the dose of Children’s Tylenol, Children’s Motrin and Benadryl are all just half the weight (kg).
So a 1 year old…..10 kg kid gets 5 mL of all three drugs
3 year old 15 kg kid gets 7.5 mL etc….
So once you know the age you can rapidly determine the weight and from there easily get to the the approximate dose for that child.”

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