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With nurses on the frontline of patient care, evaluating vital signs is the first step in making the right diagnosis. There are several types of thermometers to consider and the decision ultimately boils down to which thermometer you can rely on to get the quickest, most convenient and most accurate reading – every time. We understand that many, but not all, nurses are using the Exergen TemporalScanner at work. If you’re not, here are some reasons why it should be your top choice:

ACCURACY BACKED BY SCIENCE

No other thermometer has the body of scientific support behind it than the TemporalScanner. There are more than 55-published peer reviewed clinical studies supporting the Exergen TemporalScanner’s accuracy across all ages from preterm infants and babies to adults and geriatric patients.

  • A study from American Journal of Nursing 1 affirms that temporal artery thermometers improve pediatric care in emergency departments by providing a painless, noninvasive, accurate, and consistent method of screening patients.
  • The authors of a Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing 2 study note that the TemporalScanner not only avoids the added risks to the patient due to the invasive pulmonary artery catheter thermistor, but also reduces costs of determining temperature.
  • A study from Advances in Neonatal Care 3 supports the TemporalScanner as a comfortable, non-invasive and accurate thermometer for neonates.

VALUABLE COST SAVINGS; GUARANTEED FOR LIFE

forehead-thermometerAre you satisfied with the thermometer you’re currently using at work? Whether it’s up to the purchasing department or supervisor to make a decision, it’s important for all nurses to know that the Exergen TemporalScanner offers a 90 percent cost savings over other thermometers because it doesn’t require the use of disposable covers (they are optional). The vast majority of hospitals have approved the use of an alcohol or other hospital approved disinfectant wipe of the probe head between patients. Better yet, the Exergen TemporalScanner has a lifetime warranty which covers the entire instrument and includes all repair charges, making it a smart investment for your facility, and a successful cost saving measure (which might be credited to you for suggesting it)!

PATIENT COMFORT MATTERS: FAST AND NON-INVASIVE

We know patient care is top of mind when purchasing a thermometer for your workplace. Ease of use is just as necessary as accuracy in a medical setting, and that’s why the TemporalScanner’s patented, award-winning technology is totally non-invasive. Since the temporal artery thermometer gives a reading with just a swipe across the forehead, you don’t have to wake or disturb a sleeping patient to take their temperature. This is particularly helpful when you need to take the temperature of a sleeping baby, child or an elderly patient.

DR. MARYBETH POMPEI, CHIEF CLINICAL SCIENTIST AT EXERGEN CORPORATION, ON PROPER USE

“The single most important thing to ensure accuracy is to use the thermometer correctly. Exergen offers a Virtual Classroom where nurses can watch a brief training video to learn how to take a consistent and accurate reading with the TemporalScanner.”

TAKE THESE BENEFITS HOME

Exergen markets two models of the TemporalScanner: a professional version used in doctor’s offices, hospitals and other clinical settings, and a consumer model sold in major retailers nationwide. Between the two, more than one billion temperatures are taken with the Exergen TemporalScanner each year.

For more information about the Exergen TemporalScanner visit www.exergen.com. Contact Exergen at 1-800-422-3006 or medical@exergen.com for purchasing information.

1 Hurwitz, B., Brown, J., & Altmiller, G. (2015). Improving Pediatric Temperature Measurement in the ED. American Journal of Nursing. 115(9), 48-55.
2 Furlong D, Carroll D, Finn C, Gay D, Gryglik C, Donahue V (2015). Comparison of Temporal to Pulmonary Artery Temperature in Febrile Patients. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing. 2015 Jan-Feb; 34(1):47-52.
3 Lee G, Flannery-Bergey D, Randall-Rollins K, Curry D, Rowe S, Teague M, Tuininga C, Schroeder S (Exempla Lutheran Medical Center). Accuracy of temporal artery thermometry in neonatal intensive care infants. Advances in Neonatal Care, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 62-70, Feb 2011.