Basic Patient Care Procedures
1-6. ADMINISTERING A TEPID SPONGE BATH FOR TEMPERATURE REDUCTION
a. General. A patient whose temperature reaches 102.2ºF will usually develop flush color, very warm and moist skin, and an accompanying headache. A tepid sponge bath may be recommended to reduce body temperature. Desired temperature reached is 99.6ºF.
b. Important Points.
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