A multicenter prospective study in intensive care units. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. The mean difference in temperatures between the initial temperature and the rectal temperature was 1. As any parent knows, taking a squirming child's temperature can be a challenge. Med Sci Sports Exerc. In these cases, you can use the temporal, tympanic, rectal, or axillary method with a digital thermometer.
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Emergency department rectal temperatures in over 10 years: A retrospective observational study
Some patients who are rectally febrile may have been missed. Accuracy of infrared ear thermometry and other temperature methods in adults. Reexamining age, race, site, and thermometer type as variables affecting temperature measurement in adults-A comparison study. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Two physician abstracters D.