Infrared tympanic thermometry in the pediatric intensive care unit.

  title={Infrared tympanic thermometry in the pediatric intensive care unit.},
  author={Michael J Romano and J. Dennis Fortenberry and E Autrey and Stephany Harris and T Heyroth and P Parmeter and Fernando Stein},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  volume={21 8},
OBJECTIVES To determine the performance of two different commercially available, noncontact infrared tympanic thermometers in predicting core body temperature as measured by pulmonary artery catheters in pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) patients. The performance of the tympanic thermometers was compared with the performance of an indwelling rectal probe and digital axillary temperature determinations. DESIGN Prospective, consecutive sample, unblinded study. SETTING Pediatric ICU of a… CONTINUE READING