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Temperature

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Temperature The balance between heat lost and heat produced by the body
Average oral temperature 98.6
Normal range for oral temperature 97.6-99.6
Average rectal temperature 99.6
Normal range for rectal temperature 98.6-100.6
Average axillary or groin temperature 97.6
Normal range for axillary or groin temperature 96.6-98.6
What is another word for 'fever'? Pyrexia
What does your temperature have to be for it to be considered a fever/pyrexia? At least 101
Where are aural temperatures taken Ear
Where are temporal temperatures taken? Forehead
Hypothermia Body temperature below 95
Hyperthermia Body temperature above 104
If you exercise, your temperature will ______ Increase
If you drink a cup of hot tea, your temperature will ______ Increase
When you wake up in the morning, your temperature will be ______ Low
If you don't eat for a long time (starving, or fasting), your temperature will ______ Decrease
If you're exposed to cold weather, your temperature will ______ Decrease
Why is rectal temperature more accurate than axillary? Rectal is inside the body, axillary is not
How long should you wait after a patient eats, drinks, or smokes to take their temperature? At least 15 minutes
What should you do to the thermometer before putting it in the patient's mouth? Put a cover on it
What is the constant state of fluid balance? Homeostasis
What is one reason why variations in temperature may occur? Individual differences, time of day, or body site
What does febrile mean? Fever is present
What does afebrile mean? Fever is not present
Created by: Littleallisonp
 

 



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