Precise Measurement of Body Temperature
Modern and digital medical thermometers are part of the standard equipment in surgeries and hospitals but are also important for private use. They enable a quick measurement within a few seconds and provide information on whether there is an increase in body temperature (fever).
Thermometers in a Range of Versions
Axillary, Oral or Rectal Temperature Measurement
Body temperature is usually measured axillary, sublingual or rectal with thermometers with flexible measuring tips. For babies and children, rectal measurement is considered the most accurate and therefore most suitable method. Thermometers used for this purpose, such as the Beurer FT 13 digital thermometer with a flexible tip, feature a short measuring time, with an acoustic signal indicating the completion of the reading. An acoustic fever alarm warns of an increased body temperature from 37.8 °C.
For those who want to share their measurement results with their doctor, we recommend the Bluetooth digital thermometer UT-201BLE from A&D Instruments with a particularly large display. It connects to a mobile device via Bluetooth and is compatible with the free A&D Connect app. The values determined can be saved, clearly documented and, if required, shared by e-mail.
Temperature Measurement with Ear Thermometers
Since the ear reflects the core temperature of the body, ear thermometers such as the Braun ThermoScan PRO 6000 are among the most accurate devices. To favour patient comfort of the stress-free method for adults and children, the probe tip of the ear thermometer is pre-warmed. Besides a comfortable measurement within 2 to 3 seconds, the Braun ThermoScan ear thermometer features advanced technologies. While ExacTemp technology ensures correct positioning of the probe tip, PerfectTemp technology adjusts for external factors that can affect measurement accuracy.
Contactless Measurement with Infrared Clinical Thermometers
For patients whose temperature needs to be checked regularly, we recommend non-contact temperature measurement with a forehead thermometer using infrared thermometers, as this non-invasive measurement technique is particularly gentle on the patient. For those who want to be flexible regarding the measurement method, the Dual Mode infrared thermometer is available. Thanks to its dual technology, measurements can be taken either on the forehead or in the ear, as required.
Operating Principle of Clinical Thermometers
The various types of thermometers differ not only in how the measurement is taken, but also in how they work. In fever thermometers with a measuring tip, the body temperature is measured via touch. In this process, the electrical conductivity of the sensor located in the tip of the probe changes as soon as the temperature changes. The semiconductors often used in the circuit become more conductive as the temperature increases and therefore allow a greater current flow.
Infrared thermometers, on the other hand, allow non-contact temperature measurement on surfaces. This is possible because all surfaces with a temperature above 0 degrees Celsius emit infrared radiation, which in turn is measured by the thermometer. Generally, this IR energy is bundled for this purpose by a lens on the detector, which converts this into an electrical signal.
Order Clinical Thermometers and Suitable Accessories Online at Low Prices
To reduce the risk of cross-contamination in surgeries and hospitals, we offer not only high-quality digital thermometers for infrared measurement, which is contactless and thus contamination-free, but also a variety of protective caps and measuring sleeves for digital measurement. These are intended for single use and can be quickly and easily replaced after each measurement.
Suitable accessories as well as other general or specialised medical diagnostics, products for wellness and therapy as well as teaching aids can be found at favourable prices and clearly arranged in the category Diagnostics.
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