Why are there so many new born babies in the ER for a FEVER??
I have worked in an ER for just under 2 years and I have noticed so many newborns come into an ER prior to the child getting all of their vaccination for a temperature check. Why do so many parents miss informed on how to check temperatures on their babies. We need to teach parents before they leave the hospital with their newborn that to check a babies temperature it’s done rectally. Parents also need to learn about calling the on-call nurse about questions before heading to the emergency room.
With a little education parents can avoid the ER visit bill along with exposing their baby to unknown diseases and sick people.