Esophageal Temperature Probes

  1. 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
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  3. by   Anna Flaxis
    Interesting. We inserted temp probe foleys in the ED when we started therapeutic hypothermia.
  4. by   canoehead
    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. by   NicuGal
    We verify with X-ray as soon as possible.
  6. by   umcRN
    xray verification in our neonates though with our older kids we now use rectal probes
  7. by   dolanra
    Thank you all for your posts -- They helped me tremendously!