Why measure in the ear?
Clinical studies have shown that the ear is an excellent site for measurement as temperatures taken in the ear reflect the body's core temperature1
Advantages of measuring the ear include ease of access and speed
- Less invasive for the patient than oral, axillary or rectal temperature measurements
- No mucus membrane contact
- Staff can quickly capture measurements in the ear, even with challenging patient populations
1Guyton A C, Textbook of medical physiology. W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, 1996, p 919