How to Take an Oral Temperature for Canada

How to Take an Oral Temperature for Canada 

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 by rectum, the tympanic membrane in the ear, axilla or underarm, skin, and temporal artery on the forehead, this course only provides the procedure for the oral method. Be sure that you are familiar with the thermometer your organization provides and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for device use and cleaning.



$24.95

Hours: 0.25
REL-CAN-0-HTOTC

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-CAN-0-HTOTC
Hours: 0.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2024
Learning Objectives:
Identify the normal temperature range.
Recognize individuals who are unable to have their temperature taken orally.
List the steps 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!


Instructor: 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.
Expert Reviewer: Lynda Welch, RN

Lynda Welch is a registered nurse with an extensive career history in long-term care management. She provides general administrative and clinical nursing consultative services to staff in long-term care homes. Lynda is also a legal nurse consultant. Her understanding of operational and clinical issues related to long term care, combined with her ability to read and interpret government standards and legislation, provides plaintiff, defense and labour lawyers with an objective, evidence-based opinion related to relevant standards of care.

Disclosure: Lynda Welch, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Direct Care Workers; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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