List of quality statements

List of quality statements

Statement 1. Infants and children under 5 years with unexplained fever have their risk of serious illness assessed and recorded using the traffic light system.

Statement 2. Infants and children under 5 years who are seen in person by a healthcare professional have their temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate and capillary refill time measured and recorded if fever is suspected.

Statement 3. Infants and children presenting with unexplained fever of 38°C or higher have a urine sample tested within 24 hours. See statement 1 of NICE quality standard 36 on urinary tract infection in infants, children and young people for the quality measures, what the quality statement means, source guidance and definitions.

Statement 4. Parents and carers who are advised that they can care for an infant or child under 5 years with unexplained fever at home are given safety net advice, including information on when to seek further help.