A digital forehead infrared thermometer allows for a fast, simple and accurate temperature reading. The device is simple to use at home, in a medical setting or in the workplace. The Vectr Plus infrared thermometer range includes important features such as: One button measurement, beep prompts, vibration alert and accurate readings. The range also features: digital screens, memory retrieval, fever tips and a measuring distance prompt.
What is an Infrared Thermometer?
An infrared thermometer is a device that is used to measure the temperature of an object or surface without physically touching it. It works by detecting the infrared radiation emitted by the object, and converting it into a temperature reading. Infrared thermometers are widely used in a variety of industries, including food safety, HVAC, automotive, and medical fields.
In Australia, infrared thermometers are commonly used in industries such as mining and construction, where quick and accurate non contact temperature measurements are critical for safety and quality control. They are also used in the healthcare industry to measure body temperature quickly and non-invasive for patients like Children and infants.
Infrared thermometers come in various forms, including handheld, pen-shaped, and gun-shaped devices. They are easy to use and provide instant temperature readings, making them a convenient and reliable tool for many applications. However, it is important to note that infrared thermometers have limitations like all tools, such as the need to be within the thermometers’ line of sight of the object being measured and potential interference from other sources of infrared radiation.
How to use medical infrared thermometer
Using a medical infrared thermometer is a simple and non-invasive process. Here are the basic steps to using medical thermometers to follow:
Turn on the thermometer by pressing the power button.
Hold the thermometer about 1-3 cm away from the center of the forehead.
Press the measurement button and keep the thermometer in place until it beeps or the reading is complete.
Read the temperature displayed on the thermometers screen.
If necessary, you can switch the thermometer to ear mode and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use.
It is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your specific thermometer to ensure accurate readings. In general, it is recommended to clean the thermometer’s probe with alcohol before and after each use to prevent contamination. Additionally, it is best to take the temperature in a cool and dry environment and avoid taking a measurement immediately after exercise, eating or drinking hot/cold liquids.
Medical infrared thermometer accuracy
Medical infrared thermometers are generally considered to be an accurate method for measuring body temperature, but their accuracy can be affected by a number of factors.
One of the main factors that can affect the accuracy of infrared thermometers is the distance between the thermometer and the person or object being measured. In order to get an accurate reading, the thermometer should be held within the recommended distance range specified by the manufacturer.
Other factors that can affect accuracy of temperatures include environmental conditions such as air temperature, humidity, and air currents. It is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use and take the temperature in a cool and dry environment.
When used correctly, medical infrared thermometers can provide accurate temperature readings with a margin of error of +/- 0.2 to 0.5 degrees Celsius, depending on the model and brand. However, it’s important to remember that temperature readings can also vary naturally based on a person’s age, gender, and activity level.
Best medical grade infrared thermometer
There are many infrared thermometers available for purchase in Australia, but one of the best options on the market is the Yuwell Infrared Thermometer. This device is highly rated for its accuracy, ease of use, and reliability.
The Yuwell Infrared Thermometer features a large LCD display, easy-to-use buttons, and a quick response time, making it ideal for use in medical and industrial settings. It also has a high temperature range of up to 100 degrees Celsius and a built-in memory function to store previous readings.
Overall, the Yuwell Infrared Thermometer is a top-performing device that offers accurate results and reliable temperature readings, making it a popular choice among healthcare professionals, industrial workers, and home users needing digital thermometers. You can find a range of Infrared Thermometers on our Vectr Plus website.