Statistics from Altmetric.com
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.
Implication for practice and research
The potential benefits of infrared ear thermometry include: the technique is a fast and therefore cost-effective because nursing time can be considerably reduced; measurements are not influenced by environmental temperature and there is no risk of cross-infection compared with conventional contact thermometers.
The use of infrared ear thermometers should be more widespread in hospitals and in general practices as there is a strong evidence-base supporting the reliability of this method of temperature measurement.
Although the temporal artery thermometry may be used to screen for the presence or absence of …
Competing interests None.