This article explores body temperature and the physiological process of thermoregulation . Normal body temperature and body temperature changes are discussed, including comorbidities associated with body temperature and signs of hyperthermia and hypothermia, and the factors that affect intraoperative temperature regulation . The evidence base behind thermometry is discussed and is applied to contemporary clinical conditions and symptoms, including: sepsis and suspected COVID-19 . After discussing clinical considerations and regulations that encompass thermometry, three case studies present the use of the Genius 3 Tympanic Thermometer in clinical practice, with user feedback supporting its benefits, which include speed, accuracy and ease of use.
MeSH: Body Temperature, physiology, COVID-19, diagnosis, Complementary Therapies, Critical Care, Humans, Monitoring, Physiologic, instrumentation, Reproducibility of Results, Sepsis, diagnosis, Thermometers, Time Factors, Tympanic Membrane, physiology
Index: Body temperature, Hyperthermia, Hypothermia, Sepsis Six, Thermometry, Thermoregulation