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Thermometers - Medical

 
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Thermometers - Medical
Basal Thermometers
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Geratherm Basal Thermometer
Liquid-in-glass thermometer
 
R.G. Medical Diagnostics
Manufacturer's Distributor
888-596-9498
http://www.rgmd.com
 
  • Liquid-in-glass thermometer contains non-toxic silver colored Galinstan fluid
     
  • Geratherm item #20061 is a mercury free basal thermometer
     
  • No batteries needed
     
  • Custom probe covers are available
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Mabis Digital Basal Thermometer
 
Mabis Healthcare
800-728-6811
http://www.mabis.net/
 
  • Records Basal temperature in approximately 60 seconds. Up to four times faster than a glass basal thermometer
     
  • Beeper indicates when peak temperature is reached
     
  • Memory recall of last reading
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Omron Basal Thermometer
Compact digital thermometer
 
Omron Healthcare, Inc.
800-216-1333
http://www.omronhealthcare.com
 
  • Accuracy is +/- 0.1F for Model MC-3L basal thermometer
     
  • Reads temperature in about 1 minute, beeps when temperature reading is ready
     
  • Battery life is about 300 hours
     
 
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Thermometers - Medical
Digital Thermometers - Compact
Product & Manufacturer Comments
B-D Digital Fever Thermometer
Compact digital thermometer
 
Becton Dickinson
201-847-4200
http://www.bd.com
 
  • Manufacturer has not provided information on accuracy to the Sustainable Hospitals Project
     
  • Reads oral temperature in about 1 minute, beeps when temperature reading is ready
     
  • Uses disposable probe covers
     
  • Automatic shut off feature
     
  • Battery life is about 300 hours
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Faichney Digital Thermometers
 
Faichney Medical Company
800-548-0817
 
  • Compact digital thermometer
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Geratherm ColorChoice Oral & Rectal Thermometers
Compact digital thermometer
 
R.G. Medical Diagnostics
Manufacturer's Distributor
888-596-9498
http://www.rgmd.com
 
  • Accuracy is +/- 0.2F
     
  • Reads oral temperature in about 1 minute, beeps when temperature reading is ready
     
  • Available in oral model (part # 30010) or rectal model (part # 30051)
     
  • Uses standard probe covers
     
  • Battery life - up to 4,000 readings
     
  • Custom probe covers are available
     
  • Meets ASTM E1112 accuracy requirements
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Geratherm SOLARTHERM(TM)
Compact digital thermometer
 
R.G. Medical Diagnostics
Manufacturer's Distributor
888-596-9498
http://www.rgmd.com
 
  • Solar Powered (no button battery to dispose of). 72 hours standby in dark. Mercury-free and battery-free.
     
  • Reads temperature in about 1 minute, beeps when temperature is ready
     
  • Automatic shut off feature
     
  • Jumbo display - lens magnifies numbers
     
  • Custom storage case designed for wall attachment
     
  • Meets ASTM E1112 accuracy requirements
     
  • Custom probe cover available
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Mabis Digital Thermometer
 
Mabis Healthcare
800-728-6811
http://www.mabis.net/
 
  • Compact digital thermometer records temperature in approximately 60 seconds
     
  • Beeper indicates when peak temperature is reached
     
  • Talking Digital model available, in English or Spanish
     
  • Digital Pacified thermometer available, for children 5 years and under
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Omron Digital Thermometer
Compact digital thermometer
 
Omron Healthcare, Inc.
800-216-1333
http://www.omronhealthcare.com
 
  • Accuracy is +/- 0.2F for Models MC-101 and MC-104 fever themometers
     
  • Reads oral temperature in about 1 minute, beeps when temperature reading is ready
     
  • Model MC-101 with beeper, Model MC-104 without beeper
     
  • Battery life is about 300 hours
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
PolyMedica Digital Thermometer
Compact digital thermometer
 
PolyMedica
800-521-4503
 
  • Accuracy is +/-0.3 F in range 96.4<98.0 F, +/-0.2 F in range 98.0-102.0 F, and +/-0.3F in range >102.0-106.0 F
     
  • Reads oral temperature in about 1 minute, beeps when temperature reading is ready
     
  • Uses disposable probe covers
     
  • Automatic shut off feature
     
  • Battery life is about 300 hours
     
 
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Thermometers - Medical
Digital Thermometers - Professional
Product & Manufacturer Comments
IVAC Temp Plus(R) II and TURBO*TEMP(TM)
Professional electronic thermometers
 
Alaris Medical Systems
800-482-4822
http://www.alarismed.com
 
  • Accuracy +/- 0.2 F
     
  • Uses 3 AA batteries
     
  • Oral and rectal probes on single unit
     
  • Anti-theft option
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
IVAC Vital-Check®
Professional vital signs monitor
 
Alaris Medical Systems
800-482-4822
http://www.alarismed.com
 
  • The 4200 and 4400 series Vital Signs Monitor offer capability of monitoring temperature and blood pressure in a single system
     
  • Pulse oximetry monitoring is available on the 4400 series
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
R.G. Medical DataTherm(TM) Continuous Temperature Monitor
 
R.G. Medical Diagnostics
Manufacturer's Distributor
888-596-9498
http://www.rgmd.com
 
  • Continuous temperature monitor have a range of 62.6 - 113 degrees F, with an acccuracy of +/- 0.2 degrees F
     
  • Readings every 4 seconds, high and low temperature alarms, and data storage and recall
     
  • Suitable for hyperthermia, hypothermia, febrile seizure, and burn patients
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Sure Temp®
Professional electronic thermometer
 
Welch Allyn Medical Products
Thermometry Products
800-854-2904
http://www.welchallyn.com
 
  • Accuracy +/- 0.2 F
     
  • Available as portable or wall-mounted units
     
  • Uses 3 AA batteries for about 6000 temperature measurements
     
  • Available with oral/axillary or rectal probes
     
  • Reports in degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius
     
  • Calibration key available
     
  • 4-foot or 9-foot cords available
     
 
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Thermometers - Medical
Hypothermia Thermometers
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Geratherm Hypothermic Thermometer
Liquid-in-glass thermometer
 
R.G. Medical Diagnostics
Manufacturer's Distributor
888-596-9498
http://www.rgmd.com
 
  • Mercury free, liquid-in-glass thermometer contains non-toxic silver colored Galinstan fluid
     
  • Geratherm item # 20020 is designed for hypothermic applications and has a temperature range of 82-106 degrees Fahrenheit
     
  • No batteries required
     
  • Custom probe covers are available
     
 
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Thermometers - Medical
Infrared Thermometers
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Diatek 9000 Insta-Temp
Aural (ear) thermometer
 
Welch Allyn Medical Products
Thermometry Products
800-854-2904
http://www.welchallyn.com
 
  • Meets ASTM standard for accuracy: +/-0.2F in range 98-102, +/-0.5F in range >102-106
     
  • Uses 4 AAA batteries for up to 20,000 temperature measurements
     
  • Readout modes: oral, core, and rectal equivalents
     
  • Reads in degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius
     
  • Has anti-theft option
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Exergen Infrared Thermometers
Temporal artery, axillary, and tympanic (ear) thermometers
 
Exergen
800-422-3006
http://www.exergen.com
 
  • Sensor Touch model is for temperature measurement at Temporal Artery.
     
  • LighTouch LTN model is for axillary temperature measurement
     
  • LighTouch LTX model is for tympanic (ear) temperature measurement
     
  • Contact the manufacturer directly for more information
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
IVAC Core Check®
Tympanic (ear) thermometer
 
Alaris Medical Systems
800-482-4822
http://www.alarismed.com
 
  • Meets ASTM Standard for accuracy: +/-0.2 F in range 98-102 F, +/-0.5F in range 102-106 F

     
  • Uses (1) 9V battery for approximately 8000 temperature measurements
     
  • Readout shows tympanic temperature
     
  • Has anti-theft feature
     
  • IR calibration unit available
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Thermoscan Pro 1 and Pro LT
Tympanic (Ear) thermometer
 
Braun
800-327-7226
http://www.braun.com
 
  • Meets ASTM standard for accuracy: +/-0.2F in range 98-102F, +/-0.5F in range >102-106F.
     
  • Readout modes: tympanic temperature, and oral and rectal equivalents. Reads in degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius.
     
  • Thermoscan Pro 1 uses 3 AAA (1.5V) alkaline batteries for approximately 10,000 temperature measurements, and is designed for heavy use (50-100 measurements/day).
     
  • Thermoscan Pro LT uses (1) 9V alkaline battery for 1500 temperature measurements, and is designed for normal use (25-50 measurements/day).
     
 
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Thermometers - Medical
Non-electronic Thermometers
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Geratherm Fever Thermometer
Liquid-in-glass thermometer
 
R.G. Medical Diagnostics
Manufacturer's Distributor
888-596-9498
http://www.rgmd.com
 
  • Mercury-free, liquid-in-glass thermometer contains non-toxic silver colored Galinstan fluid
     
  • Available in oral model (part # 20010) and rectal model (part # 20051) for oral, rectal and axillary use. Oral model also available with magnifying optical case (part # 20041)
     
  • Dual scale reads in both Fahrenheit and Celsius
     
  • No batteries required
     
  • Custom probe covers are available
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
NexTemp(TM) and TraxitTM
Dot matrix thermometer
 
Medical Indicators, Inc.
888-930-4599
http://www.medicalindicators.com
 
  • Nextemp and Traxit indicate temperature by a grid of dots that serve as the temperature-reading device
     
  • Dots are made of non-toxic commponents that change to black, with the last blackened dot indicating the correct temperature
     
  • Vendor reports that dot matrix technology meets ASTM E1299 accuracy requirements
     
  • Traxit is a heart-shaped sticker that provides axillary temperature by being attached to a child's underarm with self-stick adhesive
     
  • NexTemp is a thin, flexible plastic strip containing the dot-matrix thermometer for oral measurement. It is latex free and uses a PETG medical grade plastic. The NexTemp is available in 2 styles: a personal reusable style and a disposable style
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Tempa-Dot
Dot matrix thermometer
 
3M Health Care
800-228-3957
http://3m.com/healthcare
 
  • Accuracy meets ASTM standard of +/- 0.2F in the range 98.0-102.0F, +/-0.4F for >102F
     
  • Single use
     
  • Shelf life 2 years
     
 
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Thermometers - Medical
Specialty Medical Thermometers
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Derma Temp
Infrared skin thermometer
 
Exergen
800-422-3006
http://www.exergen.com
 
  • Hand-held infrared thermographic scanner to detect skin temperature variations
     
  • Instant measurement of surface temperature at any location on the human body
     
  • Recommended for use in plastic and vascular surgery, pain management, rheumatology, neurology (especially for diabetic neuropathy), anesthesiology, oncology, and wound management
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
R.G. Medical DataTherm(TM) Continuous Temperature Monitor
 
R.G. Medical Diagnostics
Manufacturer's Distributor
888-596-9498
http://www.rgmd.com
 
  • Continuous temperature monitor have a range of 62.6 - 113 degrees F, with an acccuracy of +/- 0.2 degrees F
     
  • Readings every 4 seconds, high and low temperature alarms, and data storage and recall
     
  • Suitable for hyperthermia, hypothermia, febrile seizure, and burn patients
     

 

 
 
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Burlington (Massachusetts) Board of Health Website
 
This website describes mercury management and outreach efforts spearheaded by Todd Dresser at the Burlington Board of Health. The site includes educational materials and case studies describing mercury recovery efforts targeting local businesses, residents, and schools. Don't miss the identification guides for where to find mercury in medical offices, households, and common products.

 
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