ASSESSING TEMP

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ASSESSING TEMP
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2011-01-21 10:52:10
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SKILLS UNIT 6 ASSESSING TEMP
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  1. NORMAL ORAL TEMP
    • 97.6-99.6F
    • 36.5-37.5C
  2. AFEBRILE
    NORMAL BODY TEMP
  3. FEBRILE OR PYREXIA
    • ABNORMALY HIGH BODY TEMP
    • EXCEEDS 37.5C OR 99.6F
  4. HYPOTHALAMUS
    THERMOSTAT
  5. HEAT IS PRODUCED BY
    • METABOLISM
    • BASAL METABOLIC RATE
    • PHYSICAL EXERCISE
    • INCREASE IN THYROID HORMONES
    • SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM
  6. HEAT IS LOST THROUGH
    • RADIATION
    • CONDUCTION
    • CONVECTION
    • EVAPORATION
  7. FACTORS EFFECTING BODY TEMP
    • AGE
    • ENVIRONMENT
    • TIME OF DAY
    • EXERCISE
    • STRESS
    • HORMONES
  8. FACTORS EFFECTING AN ACCURATE MEASUREMENT
    • SMOKING
    • O2 BY MASK OR CANNULA
    • HOT OR COLD DRINKS
    • ICE WATER
  9. SITES TO ASSESS TEMP
    • MOUTH
    • RECTUM
    • EAR
    • AXILLA
    • FOREHEAD
  10. INTERVENTIONS FOR FEVER
    • REDUCE EXTERNAL COVERINGS
    • KEEP LINENS/CLOTHS DRY
    • ANTIPYRETICS AS ORDERED
    • LIMIT PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
    • INCREASED REST
    • INCREASED FLUIDS
    • ORAL HYGIENE
  11. DIAPHORESIS
    SWEATING

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