How do you take temporal temp?
Forehead (Temporal Artery) Temperature: How to Take
- Age: Any age.
- This thermometer reads the heat waves coming off the temporal artery.
- Place the sensor head at the center of the forehead.
- Slowly slide the thermometer across the forehead toward the top of the ear.
- Stop when you reach the hairline.
Are temporal thermometers accurate?
Temporal artery thermometers
The pros: New research suggests that a temporal artery thermometer also might provide accurate readings for a newborn. Additional research suggests that temporal artery thermometers are the most accurate alternative to rectal digital thermometers for taking a child’s temperature.
Where do you place a temporal thermometer?
Slide the thermometer in a reasonably straight line across the forehead, midway between the eyebrows and the upper hairline. Do not slide down the side of the face. Midway on the forehead area, the temporal artery is less than 2 millimeters below the skin surface.
Do you add a degree to a temporal thermometer?
Despite what people may tell you, you don’t have to add or subtract a degree when using a temporal thermometer or ear thermometer. Simply report the temperature to the pediatrician, and let the doctor know the type of thermometer you used.
What is normal temporal temperature?
Generally, the correlation of temperature results are as follows: The average normal oral temperature is 98.6°F (37°C). A rectal temperature is 0.5°F (0.3°C) to 1°F (0.6°C) higher than an oral temperature. A forehead (temporal) scanner is usually 0.5°F (0.3°C) to 1°F (0.6°C) lower than an oral temperature.
What is considered a fever using a temporal thermometer?
Your child has a fever if he or she: Has a rectal, ear or temporal artery temperature of 100.4 F (38 C) or higher. Has an oral temperature of 100 F (37.8 C) or higher. Has an armpit temperature of 99 F (37.2 C) or higher.