What is the role of clinical observation scales in the management of emergent management of pediatric patients with fever?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Hina Z Ghory, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Clinical observation scales have been developed to aid in the determination of the degree of illness. [35] Clinical observation by house staff and seasoned clinicians has produced inconsistent results over the reliability and consistency of clinical observation scales. Regardless of the clinical scale used, one predictor of overall wellness of a child is the presence of a smile. [30]


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