precautions while using laboratory thermometers

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Precautions while using a clinical thermometer

Precautions while using Laboratory Thermometers

The precautions to be observed while reading a laboratory thermometer.
Precautions while using a clinical thermometer

While putting the clinical thermometer in the mouth do not press it with your teeth. Hold it simply with the help of your lips. A slight pressure by teeth may result in the breaking of the thermometer bulb and release the mercury in the bulb. Mercury is poisonous. In case of children, the thermometer should not be put in their mouth. It should be kept under armpit. Half a degree is added to the reading in the thermometer. This gives the body temperature of the patient (child), The thermometer should be kept vertical. The eyes should be exactly in line with the mercury level.


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