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Adtemp Temple Touch Thermometer Overview
The Adtemp Temple Touch Thermometer by American Diagnostic Corporation obtains fast and accurate temperature readings by gently placing the sensor probe at the temple. In just six seconds, the temperature reading is displayed on its easy-to-read LCD screen. This is a gentler and noninvasive method to obtain body temperature measurements for infants and children in comparison to a rectal thermometer.
This temporal thermometer is easy to use, making it a great tool to have at home to quickly get results. It's also an invaluable hospital supply to have in a high-traffic clinical setting. Since the onset of COVID-19, daily temperature screenings are commonplace at businesses and hospitals as a preventative measure. This method is used as a cost-effective approach. By the nature of its design, it is sanitary and cost efficient — no costly probe covers, no waste. It's easy to administer and read without any additional materials or hassle.
How To Use ADC Temple Touch Thermometer
- Wipe away any perspiration and move any hair in the temporal area.
- Press and release the multifunction button located below the display window and a single audible beep will sound.
- Place the prob at the temple, located at the end of the eyebrow and the hairline.
- Make sure the patient and the thermometer stays in place while reading is in progress. The display shows a running circle indicating reading is in progress.
- Another audible beep will indicate measurement is complete. It will be displayed within 6-8 seconds.
- Clean in between patients by swabbing the probe with isopropyl alcohol.
- The unit will shut off automatically after one minute. To get the most out of the battery life, press the multifunction to manually turn off the thermometer.
Features and Benefits
- Noninvasive — Works Simply Through Touch
- Fast and Accurate Readings in 6-8 Seconds
- Easy To Avoid Cross-Contamination
- No Costly Probe Covers
- Clinically Accurate for Home and Clinic Use
- Easy-To-Read Large LCD Display
- Automatically Shuts Down To Save Batteries
- It will Automatically Save Last Reading
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How accurate is the ADC 427?
Temperature readings are affected by many factors, including if the patient has recently exercised or consumed a hot or cold beverage. Accuracy is also dependent on the placement of the probe along the temporal artery. Additionally, make sure the skin isn't in direct sunlight or near any heat or cooling source.
In general, are temporal thermometers accurate?
Yes, research suggests that temporal artery thermometers are an excellent noninvasive alternative to rectal digital thermometers.1
How do I change the ADC thermometer to Fahrenheit?
The default is set up to Fahrenheit. To interchange between Celcius and Fahrenheit, press the multifunction button when the thermometer is in the off position. Press and hold the button for five seconds. The hourglass icon will display an F or C to select, and then press the release button.
What body temperature is considered a fever?
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) designates a fever at 100.4° Fahrenheit or 38° Celcius or greater.
- Manufacturer: American Diagnostic Corporation
- Product Number: 427
- Temperature Range: 95°F to 107.6°F +/- .2°F (35°C to 42°C +/- .1℃C)
- Weight: 1.3 Ounces (37 Grams)
- Audible Tone Indicates Ready Reading
- Height: 4.7 Inches
- Width 1.17 Inches
- Depth: 1 Inch
- Meets ASTM E1965-98 Standards for Accuracy
- HCPCS: A9270
- Autoclavable: No
- The 2-year limited warranty protects against materials and workmanship under normal use.
- The warranty begins from the date of purchase.
- If the thermometer is not used for a long period, remove the batteries.
- Avoid dropping or exposing the thermometer to heavy shock.
- Do not immerse in hot water or any other liquid.
- Store in a cool, dry location. Keep away from direct sunlight or high temperature.
- Stop using if the display malfunctions.
- Do not disassemble the unit. Only the batteries can be removed.
Manuals and Documents
How to Remove Battery Cover Video (0:44 minutes)
- 1 Mayo Clinic Staff. "Thermometers: Understand the options." Mayo Clinic, https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/fever/in-depth/thermometers/art-20046737. Accessed 14 Oct. 2021.
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