Pediatric Fever – HPI

Topic:  History of the Present Illness – for a Child with a Fever

Target Audience:  ER clinicians

Format:  Mainly yes/no questions, a few with short answers

Video Version

First, I’ll walk you through Pediatric Fever HPI in video form. 

Written Version

If you prefer, here’s the written version of Pediatric Fever HPI in Spanish.

Note: Parentheses mean the word(s) can be left out, and the phrase should still make sense.

(Did you come here because) your child has a fever?(Vino aquí porque) su niño/niña tiene fiebre?
How many days?Cuántos días?
Since when?Desde cuándo?
Is it all the time?Es todo el tiempo?
Does it come and go?Va y viene?
Did you measure the fever (with a thermometer?)Midió la fiebre (con un termómetro)?
What was his/her temperature?Cuál era su temperatura?
Did he/she take medicine (for the fever)?Tomó medicina (para la fiebre)?
Did it help?Le ayudó?
Has anyone else (at home) had a fever?Otra persona (en la casa) ha tenido fiebre?
Does he/she also have…El/ella también tiene…
Sore throat?Dolor en la garganta?
Congestion (or runny nose)?Congestión (o le escurre la nariz)?
Problems urinating?Problemas con orinar?

Wrapping Up

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