Standards and Regulations

Relevant Standards for Temperature Monitoring:


“MHAUS recommends core temperature monitoring for all patients given general anesthesia lasting more than 30 minutes.”

Safe Surgery PDF

“Body temperature should be measured continuously in patients in whom a change is anticipated, intended or suspected. This can be done by continuous electronic temperature measurement, if available.”


“Every patient receiving anesthesia shall have temperature monitored when clinically significant changes in body temperature are intended, anticipated or suspected.”

AST Guideline Statement

“Measures to monitor and maintain body temperature should begin in the preoperative phase and continue into the postoperative phase of the surgical procedure. The monitoring of patient temperature is the responsibility of all surgical team members and not just the anesthesia provider.”