Monitors, Physiologic, Temperature, Bedside

Definition : Monitors designed for continuous measurement and display of the temperature of the internal regions of the body (core temperature) and/or the skin and subcutaneous (shell) temperature and are hard-wired to the patient at the bedside. These monitors consist of a main electronic unit that is capable of acquiring and processing signals from one or more temperature-sensing probes, a transducer, a display, and audible and/or visual alarms that are triggered when the patient's temperature drops below or exceeds preset limits. Most multipurpose and electrocardiography monitors are capable of temperature monitoring.

Entry Terms : "Monitors, Bedside, Temperature" , "Temperature Monitors, Bedside"

UMDC code : 14034

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