It is a portable, battery-operated electronic device for taking a patient's temperature. It comprises an electronic component that detects temperature changes and translates them into fluctuations in some electrical properties, such as resistance or voltage. Electronic circuits process these differences in electrical characteristics, which are then briefly displayed as temperature readings. The display will then shut off or enter standby mode automatically. This tool is reusable.
With the increase in COVID-19, many hospitals and companies have started employing infrared thermometers to check the temperatures of their staff, patients, and clients. These tools effectively spot fevers in sizable crowds while being safe and accurate. No-contact or infrared thermometers are precise equally when appropriately used as oral or rectal thermometers. Since children frequently wriggle when having their temperatures taken, no-contact thermometers are standard among pediatricians. This is also true during mass temperature examinations. The tool provides a quick and precise read while ensuring the safety of both parties.
- Free of glass and mercury.
- Electronic, digital form.
- 32 to 43 °C is the temperature measurement range (minimum guaranteed).
- In the range of 35 to 41 °C, the accuracy is 0.1 °C.
- Graduation of at least 0.3°C.
- When the gadget is turned on, ready for usage, or after the temperature has been measured, an audio alert will beep.
- Low battery warning.
- There are enough batteries for at least 4,000 measurements.
- It is built to resist repeated cleaning and disinfecting with hospital-grade supplies.
- Battery-operated, the supply includes batteries, which are best packed individually.
- Ten seconds after turning it on, the device is ready for usage.
- The measurement period ranges between 120 seconds and less.
- Indication of low and high temperatures.
- Display that is simple to read in all ambient light conditions.
- When not in use, automatically turn off.
How to use the digital thermometer?
Due to how simple it is to take a reading, digital thermometers are gradually replacing the traditional mercury thermometer. People frequently believe that it includes mercury. Digital thermometers don't contain any mercury. The thermistor inside the tip of these thermometers is used to measure the temperature. They deliver findings over the entire body temperature range quickly and accurately. The LCDs on these thermometers make them simple to read. The product can record a wide range of temperatures and have a beep alarm and memory feature. It is a three-in-one thermometer that can record oral, auxiliary, and rectal temperatures.
- Tell the subject to remain still during the measurement by holding the NCIT sensing area perpendicular to the forehead. In Figure 1,
- Each NCIT has a different gap between the NCIT and the forehead. For accurate measurement distances, refer to the manufacturer's instructions.
- Avoid touching the NCIT's sensing region, and keep the sensor dry and clean.
- A non-contact strategy might lessen the chance of illness transmission among those being assessed.
- Simple to use Simple to clean and sanitize
- measures the temperature and quickly displays the result.
- enables fast retaking of a temperature
- The measurement could be impacted by how and where the NCIT is used (for example, head covers, environment, positioning on forehead).
- The risk of disease transmission between the person operating the device and the person being examined arises from the proximity necessary to measure a person's temperature accurately.
Factors to Consider
- Preparation of the individual being tested - The test area on the forehead is unobstructed during measurement, clean, dry, and well-defined. Wearing excessive clothing, covering one's head with a headband or bandana, or using facial washing solutions will not affect one's body temperature or the temperature at the forehead test location, such as cosmetic wipes.
- Preparation of the environment - Use away from the sun, close to radiant heat sources, and in a place without drafts. Check to see if the circumstances are ideal for utilization. Typically, the ambient temperature should range from 60.8 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit (16 to 40 degrees Celsius and the relative humidity should be under 85%. Before using, leave the NCIT in the testing space or room for 10 to 30 minutes to give it time to acclimate.
- Cleaning - Follow the directions in the Cleaning and Disinfecting section of the product instructions to clean NCITs in between uses. The majority of NCITs should never be submerged in liquids.
There are various methods for taking someone's temperature. Non-contact infrared thermometers are one way to detect someone's surface temperature. NCITs may be utilized to lessen the danger of disease transmission and cross-contamination. While "normal" body temperature usually is 98.6°F (37.0°C), certain studies have revealed that "normal" body temperature can range from 97°F to 99°F. Having a reliable medical thermometer can be quite helpful in the hospital and at home. Knowing whether or not someone has a fever allows you to make critical decisions about how to proceed with their treatment. Both touch and non-contact thermometers come in a wide range of varieties. You can choose one based on your preferences and the ages of your family members.