There are multiple ways to check a temperature including oral, tympanic (ear) and temporal (forehead scan). Accurately taking a patient’s temperature is important as a number of illnesses can be characterized by a change in the body temperature. Our Medical Assisting students demonstrate each option in the photo gallery!
- Make sure the patient hasn’t had anything to eat, drink or smoke for 30 minutes before checking your temperature orally to ensure the most accurate results!
- When checking a child’s temperature with a tympanic thermometer, make sure to pull the ear down and back before inserting the thermometer. For an adult, pull the ear up and back to ensure the most accurate reading.
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