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How should the medical assistant adapt temperature-taking techniques in the following scenarios?

How should the medical assistant adapt temperature-taking techniques in the following scenarios?

▪A patient who talks continuously with the thermometer in his mouth

▪A 7-year-old patient with bilateral otitis externa

▪A 3-month-old patient when a temporal artery thermometer is available

▪A 46-year-old patient with a severe asthma attack

▪A 72-year-old patient with bilateral impacted cerumen

▪A 28-year-old patient who has just smoked a cigarette