Can you determine the temperature readings on non-digital thermometers?

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Here's why it matters

In a healthcare setting, thermometer selection depends on several factors, such as:

  • availability and practicality
  • type of medical facility or unit
  • screening (rapid results) versus monitoring (continuous results)
  • patient contact versus non-contact
  • measuring core temperature (internal organs) versus surface temperature (skin)

Since reading the temperature on a digital thermometer is straightforward, students should also know how to read non-digital thermometers to determine patients' body temperature. 

Here's a solution

Take a moment to have a little fun confirming (or guessing while developing) your thermometer-reading mastery with the following types of thermometers:

  • Mercury-Free Glass Thermometers
  • Disposable/Single-Use Temperature Indicator Strips
  • Liquid Crystal Thermometers

Play the TempTime game to test your skills!
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Keep going!

Congratulations on completing one of several activities in our Reading Thermometers course. Did you do well with the activity? If not, don't worry! You'll master the necessary skills quickly when you complete the lessons in the full course.

The step-by-step lessons and activities will help you:

  • Discover various types of thermometers.
  • Read single-use disposable oral thermometers.
  • Read liquid crystal thermometers.
  • Read mercury-free glass thermometers.
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