Depending upon the monitoring method (surface or body), follow the corresponding procedure
below to make a temperature measurement. Allow at least 2 minutes for measurement
stabilization, with or without the sensor cover (jacket).
A temperature difference exists between a patient's surface temperature and body temperature.
Making Surface Temperature Measurements
When making surface temperature measurements, place the temperature sensor at an axillary
site according to the steps below.
To make surface temperature measurements
11‐4 Monitoring Temperature
Carefully uncoil the sensor, using care to avoid knotting or kinking
Clean and disinfect the sensor; see Cleaning, Disinfecting and
Inspecting the Accessories, on page 14‐7, for details.
Thoroughly clean and dry the patient's axillary application site.
Do not place the sensor on or near an open wound.
Failure to comply may result in patient infection.
Position the sensing tip of the sensor at the axillary site then apply
it to the patient.
If desired, change the unit of measure (Celsius is the default
setting); see TEMP Menu, on page 11‐10, for details.
Perform the monitoring procedure, allowing at least 2 minutes for
the measurement to stabilize; see TEMP VS Box, on page 11‐8, for
After the procedure, remove the sensor from the patient.
Immediately clean and disinfect the sensor (see Post‐Measurement
Processing on page 11‐7).
Expression MR400 Instructions for Use