Reading Thermometers

How to Read Single-Use Indicator Strips, Liquid Crystal Thermometers, and Glass Thermometers to Determine Body Temperature

Have you ever asked yourself:

  • I'm familiar with reading digital thermometers, but not any other type. How do I read the glass or disposable ones?
  • I'm not sure how to interpret all the lines and dots on the new thermometers. What do they mean?
  • What are some common types of disposable and reusable thermometers, and how do I read them?

If you seek answers to these questions, then this course is for you.

Don't Worry. This course is not about learning the ENTIRE process of how to measure body temperature. Instead, this course targets one specific skill that many beginning students find challenging—reading thermometers. In this course, you will learn how to read glass thermometers, single-use temperature indicator strips, and liquid crystal thermometers to determine a patient's body temperature.

Your Instructor

Joshua Farquharson
Joshua Farquharson

Joshua Farquharson, MA-ILT, AHI, is an award-winning learning experience designer, educator, and founder of Allied Health Tools LLC. Joshua worked in higher education, where he designed learning experiences for health care career training, led two academic programs, and taught more than twenty allied health subjects. He also served on Cengage Learning’s Medical Assisting Advisory Board, performed textbook reviews for Cengage and McGraw-Hill, and contributed to the Merlot II Program, earning top reviews for his submissions. His Allied Health Tools YouTube channel has accumulated over 30,000 subscribers and 3 million views. Joshua combines his love of teaching and design to create learning experiences that educate, inspire, and empower his audience to believe in themselves and live a life of success.

Course Curriculum

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  Part 1: Body Temperature and Measurement
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course is a completely self-paced online course—you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long does it take to complete the course?
Many learners supplement their formal education with our content and appreciate being able to complete our courses in less than an hour. We respect your time and want to provide you with high-value content that should require relatively little of your time.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like—across any and all devices you own.
Can I earn a certificate or CEUs by taking this course?
Upon completing the course, you will receive a downloadable Certificate of Completion so that you can proudly celebrate your achievement and share it with others. We do not award continuing education units (CEUs), hours, or credits for our courses at this time.
What do students enjoy most about this course?
Students enjoy our clear and simple explanations, high-quality visuals, fun interactive media, and meaningful practice activities tailored to help you perform at your best.

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