Before inserting the probe of the electric thermometer into the patient's rectum,
you should have the patient:
a. Lie on his side and flex his top knee.
b. Lie on his side and flex his bottom knee.
Stand up, then bend as far forward as possible.
d. Lie on his back, bring both knees up to his chest, and wrap both arms around
his legs in order to maintain this position.
When taking a patient's axillary temperature, you should leave the thermometer
in place for at least _______ minutes.
The thermometers must soak in the disinfecting solution for a minimum of
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