Homemade thermometry instruments in the field.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_5057C6F0E1A2
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Homemade thermometry instruments in the field.
Périodique
Wilderness and Environmental Medicine
Auteur(s)
Pasquier Mathieu, Rousson Valentin, Zen Ruffinen Grégoire, Hugli Olivier
ISSN
1545-1534 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1080-6032
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
23
Numéro
1
Pages
70-74
Langue
anglais
Résumé
OBJECTIVE: Esophageal temperature is the gold standard for in-the-field temperature monitoring in hypothermic victims with cardiac arrest. For practical reasons, some mountain rescue teams use homemade esophageal thermometers to measure esophageal temperature; these consist of nonmedical inside/outside temperature monitoring instruments that have been modified to allow for esophageal insertion. We planned a study to determine the accuracy of such thermometers. METHODS: Two of the same model of digital cabled indoor/outdoor thermometer were modified and tested in comparison with a reference thermometer. The thermometers were tested in a water bath at different temperatures between 10°C and 35.2°C. Three hundred measurements were taken with each thermometer. RESULTS: Our experimental study showed that both homemade thermometers provided a good correlation and a clinically acceptable agreement in comparison with the reference thermometer. Measurements were within 0.5°C in comparison with the reference thermometer 97.5% of the time. CONCLUSIONS: The homemade thermometers performed well in vitro, in comparison with a reference thermometer. However, because these devices in their original form are not designed for clinical use, their use should be restricted to situations when the use of a conventional esophageal thermometer is impossible.
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