Asked by: Jacque Corujoasked in category: General Last Updated: 11th February, 2020
What is a contraindication to taking a tympanic temperature?
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Keeping this in view, what is a tympanic temperature?
An ear (tympanic) temperature is 0.5°F (0.3°C) to 1°F (0.6°C) higher than an oral temperature. An armpit (axillary) temperature is usually 0.5°F (0.3°C) to 1°F (0.6°C) lower than an oral temperature.
what is the advantage of using a tympanic thermometer to take temperature? The advantages of tympanic membrane thermometry are speed (temperature reading available within seconds), safety, and ease of use. The aim of this study was to compare the accuracy of infrared tympanic thermometers in comparison to mercury thermometers in measurement of body temperature.
Regarding this, when should a tympanic thermometer not be used?
When to Call the Doctor
|Fever Guide °F (degrees in fahrenheit)|
|Child's Age||Normal||Call the Doctor|
|Oral (under the tongue)||NOT RECOMMENDED|
|Ear (tympanic)||Up to 99°F||104°F Take rectal temperature|
|Axillary (armpit)||Up to 99°F||103°F Take rectal temperature|
What is tympanic membrane temperature?
Tympanic Temperature. The normal tympanic temperature is usually 0.3–0.6°C higher than an oral temperature (OER #1). It is accurate because the tympanic membrane shares the same vascular artery that perfuses the hypothalamus (OER #1).