Thermometers have changed over the last several years, and now offer quicker and more reliable readings than ever before. Long gone are the days of the mercury stick thermometers, or even the digital ‘under-the-tongue’ variety. Infrared thermometers are a better option when it comes to thermometers.
Sterilization was always an issue with thermometers, whether they were used in a doctor’s office or kept in a home first-aid kit. Now, with many infrared thermometers, you don’t even have to touch the device to the patient’s skin, let alone put it in their mouth!
There are a few products that require you to sweep the device across the forehead, but others just require the thermometer to be a certain distance from the patient’s head. Zadro’s Infrared Multi-scan Thermometer, supplied by MedLabs Supply, offers a no-contact thermometer that can gather a read from a quarter of an inch away from the forehead.
Reliable and Accurate
The forehead’s temperature is known to be extremely accurate as its skin is over the temporal artery, which carries blood from the brain to the heart, and carries the body’s core temperature. Thus, measuring temperature with an infrared thermometer on the forehead will give an extremely accurate measurement.
Having a thermometer you can trust for an accurate read, especially in critical situation, is key to ensuring the correct diagnosis is given. The infrared thermometers on the market do offer an easy way to get an accurate reading.
Depending on the medical situation, speed is often essential when taking one’s temperature. Whether it’s a wiggly child or an adult in extreme pain, doctors don’t want to waste their time making sure a patient is holding a thermometer under his tongue.
Infrared thermometers take care of both those scenarios. With a quick ‘point and shoot’ to the forehead, the infrared beam reads the patient’s internal temperature in no time. This is ideal, regardless of the situation.
Infrared thermometers are a non-contact, fast and extremely reliable way for doctors and medical practitioners to measure a patient’s internal temperature without the worry of sterilization, time and reliability.
Med Lab Supply offers the Zadro’s Infrared Multi-scan Thermometer, a top-rated infrared thermometer that’s guaranteed to save time and make the medical staff’s lives a little bit easier.