As lockdowns are eased and businesses and public places are given the go ahead to open up again, it is important that everyone is taking the relevant precautions to keep infection rates down. As we now know, a high temperature is one of the key signs of a Covid-19 infection.
The quickest, easiest and safest way to test someone's temperature is with a no touch thermometer.
What are the Benefits to Using a No Touch Thermometer?
Not only are no touch thermometers incredibly easy to use, they are easy to clean and disinfect. The innovative devices are extremely useful, as they can be reused time again and help to reduce the risk of Covid-19 infection spreading between people.
How Does a Jointown Thermometer Work?
Jointown No touch thermometers work by measuring infrared energy that is radiated from the forehead. The energy is collected through the device's lens and is converted quickly into the correct temperature value. A no touch thermometer is held an inch or so away from the forehead. This decreases the likelihood of cross contamination in comparison to other types of thermometer, such as an in-ear.
Best Practices When Using a No Touch Thermometer
When using a Jointown no touch thermometer it is important to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines, but a few of our top tips are:
- Make sure to use the thermometer in a draft-free space that is out of direct sunlight or near any radiating heat sources. Ideally the environmental temperature should be between 60.8-104 ºF.
- It is beneficial to make sure that the person being tested has a clean, dry forehead which isn’t blocked by hair or a head covering such as a hat or a hood.
- Do not touch the sensing area of the no touch thermometer and keep the sensor clean and dry.
There are a range of Jointown no touch thermometers available depending on your needs. The HEALTH&HEALTH Infrared Thermometer measures in celsius and is FDA 510k exempt. It has a backlight display, perfect for situations with both low and bright lighting and will obtain accurate readings in seconds.
The VIVAGUARD Infrared Forehead Thermometer has a testing time of just 1 second thanks to its advanced infrared technology. It is switchable between both Celsius and Fahrenheit and features 3 backlight colours with a Red High Fever Alert above 101.3 ºF. The Vivaguard thermometer is FDA 510k approved for home use and use in hospitals and clinics.
At Jointown International we have many years experience when it comes to medical devices and equipment. Contact us today to speak to one of our experts regarding Jointown thermometers and your equipment needs.