Chapter 2: Temperature

Test Yourself

Now that you have completed this chapter, it’s time to test your knowledge. Try to answer the following questions (you may want to review parts of the chapter before answering). Write your answers down on a piece of paper.

 

1. What is the most accurate way to take the temperature of a one-year-old client?

a. Oral temperature

b. Rectal temperature

c. Axillary temperature

d. Tympanic temperature

 

2. An adult client is drinking coffee. How should the healthcare provider measure the client’s temperature? Select all that apply.

a. Take the client’s oral temperature right away

b. Take the client’s axillary temperature right away

c. Take the client’s tympanic temperature right away

d. Take the client’s rectal temperature in five minutes

e. Wait two minutes and take the client’s oral temperature

 

3. What is the best way to measure temperature in a client who is confused? Select all that apply.

a. Oral temperature

b. Rectal temperature

c. Axillary temperature

d. Tympanic temperature

e. Temporal artery temperature

 

4. An infant’s tympanic temperature is 37.7°C. How should the healthcare provider respond?

a. Apply a cold compress

b. Re-take in the other ear

c. Recognize this as normal

d. Take a rectal temperature

 

5. How should the healthcare provider take the temperature of an adult client who is post-operation day two following oral surgery?

a. Avoid measuring temperature

b. Take rectal temperature once a shift

c. Take tympanic temperature as necessary

d. Take oral temperature every four hours

 

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