Background: Febrile seizures are common in childhood. When a child is stricken with febrile seizures it is not only the child that is suffering, in fact the whole family is affected. There are different ways to prevent recurrence of febrile seizures, such as use of different drugs. The parents also need information about febrile seizures and support from the nurse. Aim: The aim of this literature study was to illuminate the nurse’s preventive work for children who have been stricken with febrile seizures. Method: A literature search was conducted in different databases. A qualitative content analysis of 10 scientific articles was performed. Result: The result was presented in three main categories. The first main category was the parents’ role; such as fear, lack of knowledge and concerns about the feature. The second main category was preventive caring, such as sponging, and the third one was the use of preventive drugs such as diazepam and antipyretics. Conclusion: The authors conclude that there is a large need of modern research in the aim of nursing of children with febrile seizures.
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