Fever is a basic evolutionary response to infection, is an important host defense mechanism.Fever is a common problem in ICU patients.
ICU patients frequently have multiple infectious and noninfectious causes of fever, necessitating a systematic and comprehensive diagnostic approach.
The Society of Critical Care Medicine practice parame- ters define fever in the ICU as a temperature 38.3°C ( 101°F)
Mnangement of ICU Fever:
- Empiric Antibiotic Theraphy
- Targetting Antibiotics
- Adjunctive theraphy including Surgeory
- Use of Antipyretics and Physical Cooling