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rectal temperatures and children

i have some questions about taking childrens temperatures
how would you take the temperature of an infant up to age 6
lying on stomach
lying on side
lying on back
standing
on knees and chest
over lap
how would you take the temperature of a child aged 7 -11
lying on stomach
lying on side
lying on back
standing
on knees and chest
over lap
how would you take the temperature of a child aged 13 and over
lying on stomach
lying on side
lting on back
standing
on knees and chest
over lap
For everyone who received rectal temperatures from their parent(s) as a child. what was the reason for having it taken rectally?
It was just always done that way
They said it was more accurate
They could not get an oral reading on you
That was the only kind of thermometer they bought
The other thermometers were broken
They said you still acted like a child
Your doctor told them to do it that way
Family member told them to do it that way
You asked them to continue that way
You "faked" them into doing it that way
They enjoyed doing it that way
Have you ever had your temperature taken rectally by a school nurse? Check all that apply.
Yes - I was < 10
Yes - I was < 15
It only happened once or twice; it was not the norm
It was standard practice at my school
I never did, but heard of other kids getting it at school
I never did, but saw a rectal thermometer in the nurse's office
For current students: Did your back to school physical this year include a rectal temp?
Yes - cool!
Yes - and can you believe they did that to me?
Yes - but I don't really care how they do it
No - and it's a good thing they didn't!
No - but I really wish they would have!
No - but I don't care how they do it
This poll was created on 2009-02-13 16:51:44 by kittylover