Fever in Children

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Lecture Overview

For anyone who has witnessed a febrile convulsion in a child, you know just how scary they can be. But, what actually causes them? Paediatric extraordinaire Gerry Silk shares her wealth of experience of children and will unravel the mystery of infant and child illness to fill you with confidence for the next time you are faced with an unwell child.


Portrait of Gerry Silk
Gerry Silk

Gerry has over 40 years of paediatric nursing experience, including 16 years in the emergency department of the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. The last 10 years at this renowned hospital were spent as a clinical nurse educator. Gerry then worked for 16 years part-time as a paediatric nurse educator at the Angliss Hospital in Melbourne’s east and also ran her own business in paediatric health education. She retired from clinical nursing in December 2017 but continues with her teaching to nurses and community groups. Her teaching is consistently highly evaluated by participants who attend her lectures. Gerry is also the author of the highly successful Ausmed book entitled <em>Care of Sick Children: A Basic Guide</em> which can be accessed on the Ausmed website. See Educator Profile