Tympanic thermometers support fast and accurate temperature monitoring in acute and alternative care

Barry Hill*, Aby Mitchell

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Abstract

This article explores body temperature and the physiological process of thermoregulation. Normal body temperature and body temperature changes are discussed, including comorbidities associated with body temperature and signs of hyperthermia and hypothermia, and the factors that affect intraoperative temperature regulation. The evidence base behind thermometry is discussed and is applied to contemporary clinical conditions and symptoms, including: sepsis and suspected COVID-19. After discussing clinical considerations and regulations that encompass thermometry, three case studies present the use of the Genius 3 Tympanic Thermometer in clinical practice, with user feedback supporting its benefits, which include speed, accuracy and ease of use.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288-295
Number of pages7
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2021

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