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What should the nursing assistant insert while taking a rectal temperature? The thermometer and __________.

A Hold on to the thermometer until it can be removed

A rectal temperature is the most accurate, but needs to be done correctly. Lubricating the thermometer and gently inserting it about one or two inches into the rectum after placing the client in Sim’s position. To prevent it being pushed out or advancing into the rectum, hold the thermometer in place for two minutes. After withdrawing it, wipe it with a gauze pad, read the temperature, and place the thermometer in the “used” container.

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3 years ago

There are definitely a few mistakes in this app, some of the answers are just plain wrong so make sure this is not your only source of study material. Other than that this app is very helpful.


3 years ago

It’s a good app for practice


3 years ago

I would love to give this app 5 stars but in the Nursing Skills section it does not allow you to go on to part 7. After you get to part 6 it either just never loads or it tells you to go to part 7 and does absolutely nothing.

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