The nurse is assessing a child with a high grade fever. The child's mother tells the nurse that she will dress her child warmly if she has a fever and chills. Which of the following is a correct response from the nurse?

This increases the child's temperature and does not prevent shaking


•Children with a fever should wear one layer of light clothing. Do not bundle up, because this increases the child’s temperature.

•Dressing in warm clothing will not comfort the child and will not prevent chills, but it will increase the child's temperature.

•Parents should be instructed not to use cold baths or ice. The child may be placed in a lukewarm bath to slowly lower the temperature.

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