It's been my experience with floating that every unit has there own "culture." by this, I mean the way they do things. My question is for constant temperature reading, where do you go? I've recently learn that our rectal probes are also esophageal probes. Obviously the pt needs to be intubated, so in that respect... It would be used less. But as far as the "best" temperature. Which end is better?Top or bottom...?
Feb 10, '12
We take axillary on patients unable to otherwise take oral temps on (so pretty much everyone). Very rarely have esophageal probes. Never taken a rectal, but a lot of our patients are transplant (inc bowel) and the team would flip!
Last edit by MegNeoNurse on Feb 10, '12
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