What is the difference between an oral and rectal thermometer?

  1. Taste!LOL!
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  3. by   tnbutterfly
    You are sooooooooo bad!

    Y U C K ! ! ! ! ! !

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

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

    I can't believe I clicked on this thread!

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


  9. by   portland medic
    Also the color.
  10. by   VivaLasViejas
  11. by   nursel56
    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.

  12. by   Bortaz, RN
    Quote from portland medic
    Also the color.
    And the smell. (I hope...)
  13. by   caregiver1977
    One causes a lot more embarrassment than the other...
  14. by   Esme12
    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!'

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