Øretemperaturmåling på en kirurgisk afdeling

Helga M. Gimbel, Jacob P. Philipsen

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    Tympanic measurement of body temperature with FirstTemp tympanic thermometer was compared with mercury rectal thermometers in 155 adult patients in a department of abdominal surgery. The tympanic thermometer did not correlate well with the mercury rectal thermometer with a correlation coefficient of 0.70. The median rectal temperature differed from the median tympanic temperature by 0.34°C, a factor which could be corrected by changing the temperature shown on the display from the «oral» mode into the 0.40°C higher rectal «mode». Care should be taken not to measure the temperature in an ear, on which the patient has been lying recently.

    Bidragets oversatte titelTympanic temperature measurement in a department of surgery
    Sider (fra-til)168-171
    Antal sider4
    TidsskriftUgeskrift for laeger
    Udgave nummer2
    StatusUdgivet - 1 dec. 1996


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