Exergen Temporal Thermometer

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A gentle stroke of the forehead captures naturally emitted heat for an ultra-accurate temperature reading

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The Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer is the perfect thermometer for your family and helps you to take accurate temperatures easily. It is easy to use and safe, which is why it is recommended for the entire family. Since this portable thermometer can capture temperatures with a gentle stroke of forehead, you can use it to measure the temperature of your infant with ease. You just have to stroke it over your childs forehead and it will capture the heat from the temporal artery.

This temporal scanner thermometer can take 1000 readings in a single second and selects and displays the most accurate reading to you. The red LED light on the thermometer starts flashing when the correct scan appears and you can read it easily. The Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer is powered by a 9v battery. The Exergen Thermometer is fast, accurate and very convenient to use and can even be used to obtain the temperature of a sleeping child.

Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer

  • Fast, accurate, non-invasive
  • Safe and easy to use
  • Recommended for the entire family
  • Gentle stroke of forehead captures naturally emitted heat from skin over the temporal artery
  • Red LED flashes and soft beep indicates correct scan
  • Exergen temporal thermometer takes 1,000 readings per second, selecting the most accurate
  • Patented Arterial Heat Balance feature computes the correct temperature
  • Exergen temporal thermometer can be used on a sleeping baby
  • Exergen temporal thermometer may be used on children with ear infections
  • No probe covers required
  • 9V battery included
  • Also available at Wal-Mart stores
  • Specifications

    Multi Pack Indicator: No
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.45
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 1.1 x 1.75 x 6.9
    Assembled in Country of Origin: USA
    Origin of Components: USA or Imported
    Walmart No.: 4028268
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    Customer Reviews | 592 reviews | 4.5 out of 5

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    12/6/2007

    Customer review by NurseBuck

    5.0 stars by NurseBuck

    After reading some of the reviews on here, I must say that I am shocked that people would give this thermometer a bad rating. I am a nurse and we use the professional model of this device and it is just as accurate as a rectal thermometer. I bought this model to carry with me while working. I use it to take temps in the ER. On the average, I use this thermometer about 40 times per shift. The key is understanding that fevers will fluctuate all the time. Yes, you can get a different reading each time the device is used. If you take the temp on one side of the head and aren't satisfied with the reading, then scan the other side of the head. make sure the device is in constant contact with skin or it will not read properly. Also, make sure you follow the scanning directions. I would always take the higher reading as accurate over a lower reading. One reviewer indicated that her child's temp was 103 and when she took them to the ER it was 99. Remember that fevers will fluctuate. If you give a fever reducer for a temp of 103, you can expect the fever to be different the next time you take the temp. This product is wonderful and I would highly recommend it to all parents. Most hospitals are not using ear therometers anymore because they have been found to be unreliable. Hospitals are also moving away from rectal thermometers due to rectal tears that can occur when children move and shift while taking their temp. It's always good to have more than one way to take a temp. I recommend an oral thermometer and a temproral scanner. Always go by the higher temp.

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    NurseBuck
    Tucson, AZ
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:Longer than one year
    Gender:Male
    Age:35 - 44
    Usage:Every day
    Excellent Product!!!
    11/15/2008

    Customer review by Graceunderfire

    5.0 stars by Graceunderfire

    I am a traveling nurse who uses this product every day. I bought my fist one 3 years ago, and other then changing the battery, I have never had any problems using it. I puchased a second one to be used at home for my own family. I have also recommended it to many of my clients and colleagues. It is an excellent product.

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    Graceunderfire
    Indiana
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:Longer than one year
    Gender:Female
    Age:45 - 54
    Usage:Every day
    excellent
    1/25/2010

    Customer review by prabhaaj

    5.0 stars by prabhaaj

    I liked this product very much. I had 2 kids one is 3 years old and second one is 7 months old. elder one gets seizures when he has high fever. my both kids got high fever at same time and this helped me alot. taking temperatures for every hour and giving medications based on fever is really very painful job with 2 kids. this helped me alot. this accuracy is very good. dont know how others dont get an accurate reading. i took reading for myy younger son it showed 103.6 and immediately we went to emergency there they took the temp reading as 103.4 with their thermometer. first thing we have to do is put closely to the skin like flat and take reading. another thing is clean the lens with Alcohol swab atleast once a day while using the thermometer. we have to take care of the lens so that it wont get dusted with debris. It helped a lot. but one thing is the cap is really not very tight for it. thats what is disa[ppointing me other wise its great product.

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    prabhaaj
    dallas tx
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:Longer than one year
    Gender:Female
    Age:25 - 34
    Usage:A few times per month
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    by Madonnasue
    • Yes, its that easy
      by nlcbd
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    • As long as she can comfortably move her arm at her head level, then yes. Using this thing on yourself is so easy.
      by GoldChain
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    • I would think so. My two year old can.
      by brimom2two
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    • Yes. Making sure the tip is flush against her forehead or temple while moving upward across the skin.
      by Jellybean52
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    • You should be able to. My wife and I use it on ourselves and our 2 year old daughter (used it on her since birth).
      by notserpmh
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    • Yes, but if she has low vision, she may have a hard time reading it. There is no backlight, and the numbers come up about 1 cm tall.
      by Rainbeaux78
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    • Don't forget, she needs to hold the button down while running it across her forhead. It is not difficult, but if she is a bit "shaky" it might be :-) From a RN
      by fligrl
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    • If your mother can hold the device to her forehead and move it from the center of the forehead to her eye, keeping contact to the skin, then she will be able to take her own temperature.
      by SpringfieldPJ
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    • I think she should be able to. You start with it positioned over the eyebrow and slide it around to the temple. Try that with her finger and if she can do that she should be able to use this with no problem.
      by Momto2inNC
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    Product warranty: 1 year See details

    Supplier Warranty: Exergen Corporation warrants each new Exergen TemporalScanner 2000C (except battery) against defects in materials or workmanship for a period of one year from the date of purchase, and agrees to repair or replace any defective product without charge. IMPORTANT: This warranty does not cover damage resulting from accident, misuse or abuse, lack of reasonable care, the affixing of any attachment not provided with the product or loss of parts or subjecting the product to any but the specified battery.* Use of unauthorized replacement parts will void this warranty. Exergen Corporation will not pay for warranty service performed by a non-authorized repair service and will not reimburse the customer for damage resulting from warranty service performed by a non-authorized repair service. No responsibility is assumed for any special, incidental or consequential damages. In order to obtain warranty service, simply call Exergen Corporation Customer Service, 617-923-9900, for a Return Material Authorization number (RMA). Then send the product, postage or shipping prepaid, to Exergen in accordance with the instructions given with the RMA number. It is suggested that for your protection, you ship the product, insurance prepaid. Damage occurring during shipment is not covered by this warranty. NOTE: No other warranty, written or verbal, is authorized by Exergen Corporation. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusion and limitations may not apply to you. *Read enclosed instructions carefully. Developed, designed, and manufactured by Exergen Corporation in the USA EXERGEN CORPORATION, 51 WATER STREET . WATERTOWN, MA 02472 PHONE: 617.923.9900 FAX: 617.923.9911 www.exergen.com.
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