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Temporal Artery Thermometry

Temperature Assessment via the Temporal Artery

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The following 3-Step Method is a convenient way to demonstrate how to use the temporal artery thermometer when you do not have one to demonstrate:

  1. Slide straight across forehead
    Place probe on center of forehead, depress button & keep depressed until temp is complete
    Slide probe in a straight line across forehead to the hairline
    (if you curve down the side of the face, you will miss the temporal artery)
  2. Touch the soft depression behind the ear 
    The “perfume spot”
  3. Remove from head, read & record temp

If you had the Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer in your hand, you would have just taken the fastest, gentlest, most accurate temperature in the world!