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Define Temperature The balance between heat lost and heat produced by the body
Average Oral Temperature 98.6 F
Average Rectal Temperature 99.6 F
Average Axillary Or Groin Temperature 97.6 F
Normal Range Of Oral Temperature 97.6-99.6 F
Normal Range Of Rectal Temperature 98.6-100.6
Normal Range Of Axillary Or Groin Temperature 96.8-98.6
Where Are Oral Temperatures Taken In the mouth, under the tongue towards the patients side of their mouth
How Long Do You Take An Oral Temperature 3 to 5 minutes
How Long After Eating, Drinking Or Smoking Should You Wait To Take Oral Temperatures And Why At least 15 minutes, because it can alter the results of your test
Where Are Rectal Temperatures Taken In the rectum
How Long Do You Take A Rectal Temperature 3-5 minutes
Where Are Axillary Temperatures In the armpit, under the upper arm, the arm is hold close to the body and the thermometer is inserted between the two folds of skin
Which Temperature Is Most Accurate Out Of Oral, Axillary And Rectal Rectal is the most accurate because it is an internal measurement
Which Temperature Is Least Accurate Out Of Oral, Axillary And Rectal Axillary because it is external
Where Are Aural Temperatures Taken In the ear or auditory canal
What Is Another Name For Aural Temperature Tympanic
How And Where Are Temporal Temperatures Taken A special thermometer is passed in a straight line across the forehead, midway between the eyebrows and upper hairline
Range Of Temporal Temperature 98.6-100.6 F
Causes Of Increased Body Temperature Illness, infection, exercise, excitement, and high temperatures in the environment
Causes Of Decreased Body Temperature Starvation or fasting, sleep, decreased muscle activity, mouth breathing, exposure to cold temperatures in the environment, and certain diseases
Define Hypothermia A low body temperature below 95 F
Define Fever Elevated body temperature, usually above 101 F
Another Name For Fever Pyrexia
Define Hyperthermia A condition that occurs when the body temperature exceeds 104 F
Why Does OSHA Recommend To Not Use Mercury Thermometers To avoid the chance of mercury contamination
Do You Use Gloves While Taking Someones Temperature Yes
When Should You Wash Your Hands Before and after each patient
What Is A Tympanic Thermometer Specialized electronic thermometers that record the aural temperature in the ear
Why Do You Want To Use Cold Water To Rinse Off A Thermometer To prevent breakage and to avoid destroying the column of mercury
How Long Should A Thermometer Sit In A Disinfectant Liquid 30 minutes
Why Should You Cover Your Thermometer With A Plastic Sheath Prevent the thermometers from coming into contact with each patients mouth or skin and prevent transmission of germs
When Should You Discard The Plastic Sheath Surrounding Your Thermometer After use with patient
Define Homeostasis A constant state of fluid balance
Define Febrile Fever is present
Define Afebrile There is no fever present
What Are 3 Things Heat Is Lost Through Perspiration, Respiration and Excretion
How Is Heat Produced Metabolism of food, and by muscle and gland activity
What Time Of Day Is Your Temperature Usually Lower In the morning, after the body has rested
What Time Of Day Is Your Temperature Usually Higher Evening, after muscular activity and daily food intake has taken place
Created by: CarrierMadisonI



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