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Vital Signs: Temperature Checking

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
7 minutes
Provider
Ausmed
Body temperature is a vital sign used to assess the body’s ability to create and expel heat (Healthwise 2019a).

When measured together with other vital signs, body temperature can help paint an overall picture of a patient’s health and assess circulatory, respiratory, neural and endocrine functioning (Physiopedia n.d.).

Vital signs are highly useful as they are a simple and cost-effective way of gathering information about a patient’s essential physiological functions (Physiopedia n.d.).

Measuring a patient’s temperature is specifically useful for identifying possible fever, hyperthermiaor hypothermia (Lapum et al. 2018).

Delivery
Title
Vital Signs: Temperature Checking
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Preventive healthcare | medicine
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
7 minutes
Start Date
10-Nov-2020
End Date
10-Nov-2023
CPD Points
7 minutes of CPD
Price
Free
Location
Online
Price:
Free
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