TA thermometer use in pediatric hospitals

We are a Pediatric Hospital, looking for best practice regarding use of TA thermometers.  If they are used, is there a defined population for the use (vs all patients)?  What is the cleaning process and frequency?  How often are the thermometers calibrated to ensure accuracy?  Finally, if your pediatric facility does not use TA thermometers, what is the rationale?

Thank you!

Mary Jordan,  MSN, RN, CPHQ

Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego

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