How do you clean an Exergen thermometer?

To clean, simply twirl a cotton tipped swab (Q-Tip) dampened in alcohol on the lens, deep in the center of the probe. Preferred site is the temporal artery area. Here, behind the ear could be alternate site, as both are exposed.

Are Exergen thermometers accurate?

With more than 100 published peer-reviewed clinical studies attesting to the accuracy on all ages from newborns to geriatrics, in all settings where fever detection is needed, the Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer is by far the most proven accurate, compared to thermometers which have no or very few clinical studies.

How accurate is Smartglow Exergen TemporalScanner?

Forehead Scan Thermometer TAT-2000C / Smartglow The Exergen TemporalScanner measures your body temperature with a light scan of the forehead. The technology has been proven accurate by more than 70 published clinical studies. It is safe, easy to use and recommended for patients of all ages from newborn to elderly.

Can you calibrate an Exergen thermometer?

Exergen offers two options in using Temporal Artery Thermometers. The standard TemporalScanner is calibrated to provide a true core temperature, and the other is the same instrument, but recalibrated to display an oral equivalent temperature.

What does Lo a mean on an Exergen thermometer?

The LO and HI messages on the Exergen mean that the ambient temperature (the temperature of the air where it’s being used) is outside the range where the thermometer can accurately read.

Why does my Exergen thermometer read low?

Most of the Exergen devices will either flash BATT or have a battery level icon showing when the battery is low. In the manual it shows LO as meaning the sensor picked up a temperature below 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Do you add a degree when taking a temp on the forehead?

An ear (tympanic) temperature is 0.5°F (0.3°C) to 1°F (0.6°C) higher than an oral temperature. An armpit (axillary) temperature is usually 0.5°F (0.3°C) to 1°F (0.6°C) lower than an oral temperature. A forehead (temporal) scanner is usually 0.5°F (0.3°C) to 1°F (0.6°C) lower than an oral temperature.

How do I get my Exergen thermometer to Fahrenheit?

To change from the °C to the °F mode, repeat step 2, and press and hold the button until the small °C in the upper right of the display changes to °F . Why take temperature measurements at the skin surface over the temporal artery?

Do you add 1 degree to forehead thermometer?

A temporal thermometer will read at about 0.5 to 1 degree lower than an oral thermometer, so you need to add 0.5 to 1 degree to get what your temperature would read orally. For example, if your forehead temperature read as 98.5°F, you could actually have a low-grade fever of 99.5°F or higher.

Do forehead thermometers need to be calibrated?

Infrared thermometers cannot typically be calibrated at home, but they are known for their low drift. If the results of your ice bath test are within your unit’s manufacturer’s listed specification, you are good to go.