12. Monitoring Temperature

  1. Philip Jevon RN, BSc(Hons), PGCE,
  2. Beverley Ewens RN, BSc(Hons), PGCE and
  3. Jagtar Singh Pooni BSc(Hons), MRCP(UK), FRCA
  1. Philip Jevon,
  2. Beverley Ewens and
  3. Jagtar Singh Pooni

Published Online: 31 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118702932.ch12

Monitoring the Critically III Patient

Monitoring the Critically III Patient

How to Cite

Jevon, P., Ewens, B. and Pooni, J. S. (2012) Monitoring Temperature, in Monitoring the Critically III Patient (eds P. Jevon, B. Ewens and J. S. Pooni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118702932.ch12

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337471

Online ISBN: 9781118702932

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Keywords:

  • Bladder probe;
  • Chemical dot thermometers;
  • Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC);
  • Hyperthermia;
  • Hypothermia;
  • Monitoring temperature;
  • Nasopharyngeal probes;
  • Oesophageal probes;
  • Pulmonary artery catheter;
  • Tympanic thermometers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Learning Objectives

  • Introduction

  • Factors Influencing Body Temperature

  • Methods of Measuring Temperature

  • Physiological Effects of Hypothermia

  • Monitoring Priorities of a Patient with Hypothermia

  • Physiological Effects of Hyperthermia

  • Monitoring Priorities of a Patient with Hyperthermia

  • Conclusion

  • References