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Esophageal Temperature Probes

  1. 0 Hi All,

    My hospital is getting ready to implement therapeutic hypothermia and I was wondering if anyone has good educational resources re: esophageal temperature probe placement. Our OR utilizes a Level 1 Acoustascope Esophageal Stethoscope with a temperature sensor on the end of it, but no one seems to know of a good way to ensure proper placement. Any suggestions are appreciated!

    Rosella, RN
  2. 5 Comments

  3. Visit  Anna Flaxis profile page
    #1 2
    Interesting. We inserted temp probe foleys in the ED when we started therapeutic hypothermia.
  4. Visit  canoehead profile page
    #2 1
    We are verifying placement with Xray, and try to put the temp probe in immediately after intubation and before the Xray. Otherwise confirmation of palcement waits for the next CXR.
  5. Visit  NicuGal profile page
    #3 0
    We verify with X-ray as soon as possible.
  6. Visit  umcRN profile page
    #4 0
    xray verification in our neonates though with our older kids we now use rectal probes
  7. Visit  dolanra profile page
    #5 0
    Thank you all for your posts -- They helped me tremendously!