Vital Signs: Temperature Checking

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Body temperature is a vital sign used to assess the body’s ability to create and expel heat. 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.

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Vital signs are highly useful as they are a simple and cost-effective way of gathering information about a patient’s essential physiological functions. Measuring a patient’s temperature is specifically useful for identifying possible fever, hyperthermia or hypothermia.


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25 Jan 2021
Always good to reinforce and see if any changes have been made .
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21 Nov 2020
Very informative
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21 Nov 2020
It is easy to read and the resources in audio are also very helpful.
Jishnu Prasad
19 Nov 2020
Its a very useful topic and and important vital sign which needs to give me a good review of knowledge and is valuable all health professionals
Hing Chung
17 Nov 2020
Short and concise. Great refresher.
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19 Nov 2020
Excellent article, very good information with good learning, Thank you.
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26 Nov 2023
Good summary
Nacole Strobel
25 Jan 2021
Great Refresher
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