Monitoring temperature

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This article explains the importance of temperature monitoring observations and highlights that the procedure is a fundamental aspect of nursing care. It discusses the physiology of temperature regulation, introduces different types of temperature monitoring devices and provides a step-by-step guide on how to take a temperature using a tympanic thermometer. It emphasises the importance of evidence-based practice to underpin temperature monitoring, as well as conditions that it is important for nurses to consider when recording patients' temperatures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-347
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Issue number6
Early online date29 Mar 2019
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019


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