I just read this article about NATA guidelines: http://www.athletictrainers.myindustrytracker.com/en/article/79435
"Rectal temperature is the only method of obtaining an immediate and accurate measurement of core body temperature in an exercising individual."
As an AT we are bound by the standard of care which comes primarily from NATA but SERIOUSLY how many SSATs use rectal temperatures?
It is not in our school protocol. Aren't you scared of lawsuit? Don't you guys use or even prefer other methods of measurement (oral, tympanic for instance)?