--just stick a thermometer in their ear.
Sometimes, no matter how hard I try to jostle someone awake- shout their name, touch their arm, hand, whatever- they don't wake up. But I have to get their temperature, you know? So then I shrug and I'm all like, whatever. So then I even WARN THEM even though they are totally unconscious and not listening, that I am going to put a thermometer in their ear. And then when they still don't respond despite my valiant efforts- I go ahead and do it and then without fail, every time, I nearly get attacked, swatted at, yelled at, etc.
Hey, I warned you. I need that temperature at any cost.
But really, keep that in mind if you ever have a patient that totally isn't responding to anything you do. If they don't respond to that, they might be dead.
Disclaimer: they probably aren't dead. Continue with normal dead-checking measures.
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