Comparisons of rectal, femoral, axillary, and skin-to-mattress temperatures in stable neonates.

@article{Kunnel1988ComparisonsOR,
  title={Comparisons of rectal, femoral, axillary, and skin-to-mattress temperatures in stable neonates.},
  author={M T Kunnel and Carey O'Brien and Barbara Hazard Munro and Barbara Medoff-Cooper},
  journal={Nursing research},
  year={1988},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={162-4, 189}
}
The purpose of this study was to compare four sites for temperature recording in the neonate: rectum, femoral, axilla, and skin-to-mattress. Simultaneous measurements were made at the four sites in 99 stable, term neonates. Temperatures were recorded each minute for 15 minutes. The optimal temperatures (highest temperature recorded minus 0.2 degrees F) did not vary across the four sites, but there were significant differences in the mean times required to achieve optimal temperature and in the… CONTINUE READING