Am I the only mommy who flinches inwardly (okay, and outwardly) at the thought of putting a standard baby thermometer you-know-where? I know it’s been done for years and years, but that doesn’t make it any easier – on me OR my daughter! I honestly believe that if I had had the Exergen TemporalScanner earlier, I would have checked my baby’s temperature a lot more often. She has never been seriously ill, thankfully, but I can’t help but wonder if it could save a lot of children unnecessary suffering. What if it had been quick and easy for mommy to check baby’s temperature, and she had caught the fever before it got too bad? Maybe that’s exaggerating a bit, maybe it’s not. Either way, I’m a huge fan of this Exergen TemporalScanner!
When I received my TemporalScanner to review, I immediately (of course) tried it out on both my daughter and myself and was impressed with the ease of use! I was also thankful that they included a battery with it (I had to mention that because I thought it was so cool of them!).
What it Is:
The Exergen TemporalScanner is an infrared thermometer that measures body temperature by taking a reading from the temporal artery (on the forehead).
It captures naturally emitted heat from the skin over the temporal artery, taking 1,000 readings per second, and selecting the most accurate. Arterial temperature is the same temperature as the blood flowing from the heart. It is the best determinant of body temperature. Arterial temperature is close to rectal temperature. An oral temperature reading can be off by a degree Fahrenheit from rectal or temporal readings, and underarm temperature can be off by 2 degrees Fahrenheit.
How to Use:
All you have to do is hold the “scan” button down and slide the thermometer horizontally across the middle of the forehead – that’s it! It beeps to tell you you’re using it correctly. If the person is sweating, you can put it behind the ear, and the temperature comes up in two seconds. No waiting, no trying to hold a baby down – so easy!
Did you know:
♥ It is used in hospitals all over the United States?
Why is it more accurate than ear temperature?
A major reason ear thermometers are considered inaccurate by medical professionals is because the positioning of the probe in the ear canal is inconsistent, thus creating inconsistent readings and frequently missing fevers.