Axillary Temperature reading???

  1. When taking a axillary reading, do I chart what is on the machine screen or do I add one degree and chart?

    for ex: on the machine screen the reading is 98. Do I chart 98ax or do I chart 99ax(one degree added)???
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  3. by   CoffeeRTC
    I chart what it is and how I took it. Sooo...98ax if the machine said 98
  4. by   classicdame
    I highly recommend you record the actual reading and then indicate how it was obtained (R, A, O, T). Let the MD decide how to interpret. That will be one less thing for you to worry about.
  5. by   ARKYLE
    Record the temp and where it was obtained from.