Reply To: Thermometers and Temperature Taking Practices

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    July 26, 2020 at 11:38 am
    Thanks for doing this! Will you share the results? I am interested to know if people are using the digital infrared no touch thermometers now? I have one myself @ home and this would be so great for kids that are sleeping! Just do not know the validity as compared to other thermometers or research that has been published.  

    Mary Lynn
    Mary Lynn Rae, MSN, RN, CPHON
    NPD Practitioner/Clinical Educator:  Hem/Onc/SCT (LC17/LC18)
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    225 E. Chicago Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois  60611
    Phone:  312-227-4224
    Pager:  312-227-4000, ask for pager 74224

    Original Message:
    Sent: 7/22/2020 5:02:00 PM
    From: Erin Rentch
    Subject: Thermometers and Temperature Taking Practices

    Hello all,

    At our hospital we are re-evaluating best practice for temperature taking and thermometers used with pediatric patients. We would like to see what other hospitals are doing, if you could please complete the quick survey below we would greatly appreciate it!

    Survey (via SurveyMonkey): EBP Thermometers 

    This survey looks at what your institutions’ most commonly used sites for temperature taking, rationale, population information, brands/models, and optional contact information.

    Any additional feedback via the discussion boards is also welcome.

    Thank you!

    Erin Rentch BSN, RN, CPHON
    Anaheim, CA
    United States