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Toolkit For Implementation Of Temporal Artery Thermometers For Neonates, Linda Hargreaves Jan 2017

Toolkit For Implementation Of Temporal Artery Thermometers For Neonates, Linda Hargreaves

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Accurate temperature assessment is essential in neonatal patients and allows for prompt recognition of illness. Temperature can be measured by rectum, which is subject to injury, axillary, which is time-consuming, and temporal artery, which is safe and fast. The purpose of this evidence-based practice quality improvement project was to create an educational toolkit for nurses teaching temporal artery thermometers for routine temperature measurement on neonates, to establish the content validity of the toolkit, and to make recommendations for implementation of the toolkit. The format applied was the Kellogg Logic Model that proceeded from the assumption, to planned work, and results ...