What is considered the least invasive and most accurate method of taking a patient's temperature?
An axillary reading which is a thermometer placed in the armpit.
The one that you stick in the ear, 2 seconds later, the temperature
is read. It can be done without the patients knowledge if done
Asked in Cooking Measurements
Why would a 0C to 100C thermometer be useless to a doctor examining a patient?
It would not be accurate enough. The clinical thermometer works over a limited range and gives accurate more readings. It would be useful. The temperature of patients rarely drop below freezing and they rarely boil. It would be useless to measure the temperature of food though because food is often cooked above 100C.
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Who should not have ESWL?
Asked in Temperature
What are the temperature limitations for applying?
Asked in Physics
What is an example of thermal expansion that you have observed in your daily life?
an example would be a thermometer. A thermometer because it has mercury in it. When you check a patients temperature with a thermometer ,the heat from the patients body will cause the expansion of the mercury and the mercury flows in the tube. It stops at a point and that point indicates the temperature in the patients body.
What do nurses do daily?
Nurses' daily activities include 1. Admitting and discharging patients 2. preparing patients for operations and medical tests 3. Taking their assigned patients blood pressure, respiration rates and temperature 4. monitoring patients machines e.g. changing IV drip fluids and making sure they are working correctly 5. talking to the children and their parents about treatment and tell the parents about how this treatment can be carried on at home 6. putting older patients at ease and putting parents at ease 7 communicating with young patients in a way that you can determine what the best possible treatment is 8. help the porters transport patients to various parts of the hospital 9. administering medications 10. changing dressings and cleaning up wounds 11. Make accurate records of temperature,blood pressure and respirations 12. keep accurate records of when you gave medication so the patient doesn't get another dose before they should 13. and keep accurate records of medical interventions such as inserton of an NG tube they should write down on the patients notes the reason for insertion what time what for and any extra details Night time duties include 1. helping patients bath or shower 2. administering fleet enemas and suppositories 3. giving medication to their assigned patients 4. admitting patients from accident and emergency 5. comforting young patients 6. answering to call lights 7. getting drinks for patients who ask for them 8. checking on stock and ordering new if stock is low 9.stocking up crash carts 10. changing IV drip fluids 11. taking patients temperature,blood pressure and respiration rates 12.doing weekly summaries at the end of the week 13. updating the admissions whiteboard for any new admissions 14. answering calls to worried patients parents
Asked in Rectum
What are some of the contraindications for taking rectal temperature?
This method for assessing temperature has long been considered more accurate than other methods. The problem with that rationale is that insertion into feces can actually provide an inaccurate reading. Not to mention that the risk for tearing the sensitive tissue at the anus, or for inserting the thermometer too far, causing a rectal perforation, diminishes the value of the accuracy argument anyway. This method is particularly contraindicated in newborns < 1 month; patients with diarrhea, hemorrhoids, or recent rectal surgery.
Asked in Statistics, Colorectal and Colon Cancer
Are Colon cancer survival statistics accurate?
Whether colon cancer statistics are accurate would depend on the statistics. Most of the statistics from organizations such as The American Cancer Society and the American Medical Association only include cancer patients who choose radiation, surgery, and chemotherapy treatments, but there are people who choose alternative treatments. No accurate statistics are available for alternative treatments, because they are generally considered ineffective by organizations that keep statistics.