What is the difference between an oral and rectal thermometer? | allnurses

What is the difference between an oral and rectal thermometer?

  1. 17 Taste!LOL!
  2. Visit  Brian profile page

    About Brian, ADN

    Brian has '18+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele'. From 'Minnesota'; Joined Mar '98; Posts: 15,361; Likes: 16,504.

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  3. Visit  tnbutterfly profile page
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    You are sooooooooo bad!


    Y U C K ! ! ! ! ! !


    Last edit by tnbutterfly on Jan 20, '12
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  4. Visit  sirI profile page
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    *i wish i hadn't clicked this thread*

    LOL!
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  5. Visit  traumaRUs profile page
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    Yuck, yuck, yuck!
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  6. Visit  sharpeimom profile page
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    groan! as a certain two-year-old in our family would say, "'at's simply
    dweadful!"
    Esme12, VivaLasViejas, donsterRN, and 1 other like this.
  7. Visit  Perpetual Student profile page
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    Have you ever heard of a rectal airway? It's for people with their heads up their hind ends.
  8. Visit  donsterRN profile page
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    I agree with sirI.

    I can't believe I clicked on this thread!

    And now that I have, all I can say is...

    Ewwwww.

    LOL!
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  9. Visit  portland medic profile page
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    Also the color.
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  10. Visit  VivaLasViejas profile page
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    ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
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  11. Visit  nursel56 profile page
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    I was going to write the exact same thing Viva did - so I'll just add barf guy at the end so it's not plagiarism.

    ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
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  12. Visit  Bortaz, RN profile page
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    Quote from portland medic
    Also the color.
    And the smell. (I hope...)
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  13. Visit  caregiver1977 profile page
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    One causes a lot more embarrassment than the other...
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  14. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Which reminds of a joke........

    A very tired nurse walks into a bank, totally
    exhausted after an 18-hour shift. Preparing to write a check,
    she pulls a rectal thermometer out of her purse and tries to
    write with it. When she realizes her mistake, she looks at the
    flabbergasted teller, and without missing a beat,
    she says: 'Well, that's great.... just great......
    ....some a$$hole's got my pen!'
    tuahla, nursefrances, sharpeimom, and 11 others like this.


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