Episode 12 – Fever

Episode Overview:

  1. Describe the physiologic mechanism of increasing the body’s temperature
  2. What is the change in HR and RR with every increase of 1°C core body temperature?
  3. What is the emergency medicine specific approach to defining the infectious differential?
  4. List 15 causes of non-infectious hyperthermia


  1. Description of fever vs. hyperthermia
    • Approach to a patient with an elevated temperature
  2. Points on fever in the elderly, chronically ill, or immunosuppressed
  3. What is the most accurate way of measuring core body temperature?

Episode 12 Show Notes

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