Reflection: patient experience
People may report that they have a fever when they have a temperature of slightly higher than 37 ° C.
Is this a cause for concern and what action should you take as a nurse?
Normal body temperature varies between 36.4 ° C and 37.5 ° C.
There are individual variations in relation to what people experience as comfortable and what boundaries they have for experiencing illness. It is therefore important to listen to the patient to try to understand what is normal for him or her and to observe clinical signs.