A few months ago our little one became ill for the first time. It was unbelievably scary for me. I felt completely helpless. I needed to take his temperature but he was already so uncomfortable and crying non-stop that I dreaded it. I wish I'd had an Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer at the time.
Exergen Corporation is a world leader in industrial and medical non-invasive temperature technology. They create non-invasive temperature measurement devices designed to provide higher accuracy & reliability with less invasiveness and at a lower cost.
The Exergen TemporalScanner is an infrared thermometer, which reads a temperature in just TWO seconds. Just a gentle stroke across the forehead is all you need to receive a quick, accurate reading. This is a totally non-invasive system which is fast and won't cause any additional discomfort to your baby.
Here is information regarding accuracy and how the TemporalScanner works from Exergen's website:
The TemporalScanner Thermometer has been clinically tested for accuracy compared to rectal thermometers and temperature sensors inserted in the heart during course of patient treatment and accepted for use in major hospitals, making it the ideal thermometer for use with newborns, infants, children or adults.
The TemporalScanner has patented software, providing arterial heat balance. This unique process determines temperature by accurately measuring the balance between the tissues warming from arterial blood and tissues cooling (warming) caused by heat loss (gain) to the environment.
The best place to measure temperature is the center of the heart, but this can be done only under a doctor's supervision. Doctors know that measurement of the blood temperature in a major artery accurately reflects true body temperature. The TemporalScanner Thermometer is designed to measure the temperature of the skin surface over the temporal artery, a major artery of the head.
The temporal artery is connected to the heart via the carotid artery, directly leading from the aorta, the main trunk of the arterial system. It offers constant blood flow. It is the only such artery positioned close enough to the skin surface to provide access needed to take an accurate measurement. It is easy to use because it is ideally located at the front portion of the forehead. The TemporalScanner is easier and gentler to use than other types of measurement devices such as oral, rectal, underarm and in-ear thermometers because it is truly non-invasive.
To use the TemporalScanner just gently stroke the thermometer across the forehead. Doing so crosses over the temporal artery and allows the thermometer to capture an accurate body temperature.
In my completely unscientific experiment, I tested this thermometer against traditional digital thermometers that I had on hand and each time the readings were within 0.1 or 0.2 degrees of one another. I feel like I'm getting a very accurate reading with the Exergen TemporalScanner.
When your child is sick the last thing you want to do is cause them more discomfort. I love being able to take my little one's temperature so quickly and painlessly. I've had other thermometers where I've had to wait minutes (yes, minutes!) for a reading! I'm so impressed by how quickly this thermometer works. I also love that I can use the TemporalScanner when my baby is asleep. No more probing through clothing to access his armpit with a pointy thermometer and no need for rectal readings. Your baby can remain sound asleep and in just two quick seconds you'll have a result.
The Exergen TemporalScanner is also really affordable for the amount of technology it employs. Most retailers have it listed for under $40!
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