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?


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

• Incorrect: Dressing in warm clothing will not comfort the child and will not prevent chills. It will instead increase the child's temperature.

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