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.

Why is my exergen thermometer not accurate?

At the temple, the artery can go deep, even on an infant, and will not provide the correct temperature. Smudgy/dirty lens: The most common reason for low readings is a smudgy/dirty lens. To resolve, an alcohol dampened Q-tip should be twirled directly on the lens every 2-3 weeks.

How do you reset an Exergen TemporalScanner?

The TemporalScanner can be turned off from any programming mode by pressing and holding the button for 3 seconds. When not in use: Thermometer will shut off automatically after 30 seconds. To turn off immediately, press and release the SCAN button quickly. Always replace the cap to protect the sensor when not in use.

What is a normal temperature Exergen TemporalScanner?

The TemporalScanner measures CORE Temperature, about 1°F (0.6°C) higher than an oral temperature. a. Mean normal core temperature is about 99.4°F (37.4°C) vs. about 98.6°F (37°C) for an oral temperature.

How accurate is Exergen TemporalScanner?

The Exergen TemporalScanner was able to predict rectal temperature in 49 of 50 febrile patients and 45 of 50 afebrile patients within the range of 0.2 C, resulting in correlation coefficient of 0.99 in the febrile group and 0.91 in the afebrile group, the highest scores of any of the thermometry methods.

How accurate is Smartglow Exergen temporal scanner?

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.

How accurate is Exergen forehead thermometer?

The non-contact scanners missed five out of every six fevers detected by Exergen temporal artery thermometers. According to the authors, “This is the first study to compare the accuracy of non-contact infrared thermometers (NCIT) to TAT in adult patients.

Do you add a degree for temporal temp?

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.