Step 1: Lift the temperature probe out of its cradle on the left side of the vital signs monitor and place a new probe cover on it. ORL will be displayed in the temperature section as a default. If necessary, change the type of temperature reading by pressing the up/down button.
Step 2: Place the probe under the patient’s tongue in the sublingual pocket (if temperature type is oral). After a few moments, the monitor will beep and the temperature reading will be displayed. A line is added to the vital signs list with the details.
Step 3: Remove the probe cover and replace the probe in the monitor cradle.
To take multiple temperature readings, remove the probe cover and replace the probe in the monitor cradle to reset the system each time a new reading is required.