How to Take an Oral Temperature

How to Take an Oral Temperature 

This course presents the proper procedure for taking an oral temperature. While there are other physical sites for obtaining an individual’s body temperature, such as the rectal route, tympanic membrane in the ear, axillary or underarm, skin, and temporal artery on the forehead, this course only provides the procedure for the oral method. It also identifies individuals who are unable to have their temperature taken orally. This course corresponds to the Federal regulations G226 & L543.

$20.00

Hours: 0.25
REL-SRC-0-HTOT

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-HTOT
Hours: 0.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 2/28/2023
Learning Objectives:
Identify the normal oral temperature range.
Recognize individuals who are unable to have their temperature taken orally.
List the steps and supplies involved in taking an oral temperature.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Taking an Oral Temperature
A. Body Temperatures
B. Individuals Who Are Unable to Have an Oral Temperature Taken
C. Pre-Procedure
D. Procedure
E. Post-Procedure
F. Review
Section 3: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Course Contributor
C. References
D. Congratulations!

Staff Writer: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, “I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints.” 

Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
G Tags:
G226
L Tags:
L543
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