Evaluating New Fever in Adult Patients in the ICU

Publication Date: October 12, 2023
Last Updated: January 19, 2024

Consensus Recommendations

Central temperature monitoring methods, including thermistors for pulmonary artery catheters, bladder catheters, or esophageal balloon thermistors, are preferred when these devices are in place or accurate temperature measurements are critical to diagnosis and management. For patients without these devices in place, we suggest using oral or rectal temperatures over other temperature measurement methods that are less reliable (such as axillary or tympanic membrane temperatures, noninvasive temporal artery thermometers, or chemical dot thermometers). (Conditional, Very Low)
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Evaluating New Fever in Adult Patients in the ICU

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