13 December 2019
Children with a fever at the childcare centre:

Look beyond the thermometer

In 2019 many misunderstandings about children with a fever still occur, including among pedagogical staff at childcare centres. Consequently, children are wrongly sent home, sometimes with the advice to “go and see a doctor”. To reduce the number of feverish children unnecessarily visiting the GP, Kirsten Peetoom developed a “decision tree” for pedagogical staff at childcare centres. She recently won the Catharina Pijls Prize for her dissertation, for which she received her doctoral degree on 26 April 2019 at UM.

By: Femke Kools