Temperature measurement in critically ill adults: a comparison of tympanic and oral methods.

@article{Giuliano2000TemperatureMI,
  title={Temperature measurement in critically ill adults: a comparison of tympanic and oral methods.},
  author={Karen K. Giuliano and Anthony J. Giuliano and Susan Smith Scott and Ellen MacLachlan and E E Pysznik and Sheila Elliot and D Woytowicz},
  journal={American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses},
  year={2000},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={254-61}
}
BACKGROUND Despite increasing use of tympanic thermometers in critically ill patients who do not have a pulmonary artery catheter in place, variations in measurements obtained with the thermometers are still a problem. OBJECTIVE To compare the range of variability between tympanic and oral electronic thermometers. METHODS Subjects were a convenience sample of 72 patients admitted to a 24-bed adult medical-surgical intensive care unit. For each patient, temperatures were measured… CONTINUE READING

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