|Summary:||"The present volume revolves around thermometry, taking the reader on a journey from the past to the present. Yet, while the emphasis is on the clinical importance of obtaining accurate, quantitative measurements of body temperature, the reader is also introduced to the most recent thinking on their clinical interpretation, especially in relation to fever. These ideas have arisen in a cross-disciplinary collaboration, using evidence-based practice to integrate physiological and immunological knowledge. The editors, Ewa Grodzinsky and Märta Sund Levander, have collaborated closely with international experts in essays on a range of topics, including historical perspectives on temperature measurement, temperature measurement technology, the clinical evaluation of body temperature, and basic thermal physiology and immunology. The volume concludes with a number of patient scenarios that bring all these insights together. Although primarily a textbook that lends itself particularly well to a problem-based learning approach, Understanding Fever and Body Temperature: A Cross-disciplinary Approach to Clinical Practice will also be of interest to all health-care professionals."--Foreword, pages v-vi.|
"This book uses problem-based learning (PBL) to give an interdisciplinary overview of the concept of fever. Sund-Levander and Grodzinsky approach fever in a broader perspective than is traditionally adopted, considering human thermal responses, the development of thermometry, thermoregulation as influenced by heat transfers and thermal gradients, and the relevance and implications of thermal measures as a diagnostic tool in clinical practice. The book is based on research in the fields of physiology, immunology, laboratory science, nursing care, and metrology, as well as a consideration of groundbreaking technological and scientific developments. To facilitate learning, the authors have included scenarios in the form of realistic situations from clinical practice, to be reflected on from an inter-professional perspective in clinical practice, and in advanced education of health care professionals, laboratory scientists, and technicians."--Publisher's description.