Lesson Plan Temp

Topics: Ear, Auditory system, Temperature / Pages: 6 (750 words) / Published: Feb 22nd, 2015
Lesson Plan: Teach a student how to take a patients temperature correctly using a tympanic thermometer.

Session: 1

Week No: 3

Date: 22nd May 2013

Time: 60 minuets

Aim: To develop a students’ knowledge and skills when taking and recording patient temperature using a tympanic thermometer.

Objectives – At the end of this session the student will have the knowledge to:

1. Discuss how body temperature is controlled.
2. Identify 5 out of 9 reasons why body temperature may be affected.
3. Use correct terminology when taking temperature.
4. Identify advantages and disadvantages to using a tympanic thermometer.
5. Carry out the task under supervision.

Time
Topic
Teach Activity
Learner Activity
Materials / Resources

0-5 minutes

5-15 minutes

15-20 minutes

20-30 minutes

30-35 minutes

35-45 minutes

45-60 minutes

1. Introduction

2. How the body controls temperature

3. Correct terminology explained

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using tympanic thermometer

4. Equipment required

5. Procedure

6. practice

1. Introduction to the session topic,
Explain the overall aim and outcomes of this session

2. Discuss 9 ways body temperature is affected * Infections. * Hormonal changes. * Medications. * Medical conditions. * Altered white cell count. * Physical exercise. * Prolonged exposure to cold/heat. * Burns. * Damage to the brain stem/ vvvvvvvvhypothalamus.

3. Terminology: * Hyperpyrexia- excessive NNNNNtemperature above 40 Celsius. * Hypothermia- temperature below vvv34.4 Celsius. * Pyrexia- temperature above MMnormal values (fever). * Afebrile- no fever.

4. Advantages:
*

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