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Forehead Thermometers | No Contact Thermometers

Forehead Thermometers | No Contact Thermometers

Non-Contact Forehead Thermometers for Patient Screening

Implementing temperature checks, as recommended by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), as well as screening questions, can help determine COVID-19 and other illness risks for both patients and staff. Henry Schein Medical offers a range of the latest non-contact thermometers, forehead thermometers, and temperature guns to provide fast, accurate, and minimally invasive temperature readings.

Henry Schein Brand Forehead Thermometers

Thermometers play a pivotal role in tracking variations in body temperature that are indicative of underlying diseases or infections. Within our assortment of Henry Schein Brand offerings, you'll discover an array of temperature monitoring solutions. These encompass digital tympanic probes for precise readings, contactless infrared thermometers for non-invasive measurements, compact digital thermometers ideal for portability, and an assortment of accompanying accessories such as protective covers and disposable sheaths.

Shop Non-Contact Forehead Thermometers from MedSource

The following MedSource non-contact infrared thermometers are intended as clinical screening tools to measure forehead temperature of infants and adults without contacting the human body. Both devices are 510(k) cleared by the FDA. Once you find the thermometer that suits your needs, complete the form. Our medical equipment specialists will then reach out to start the purchasing process.

IR 200 Non-Contact Forehead Thermometer

  • Measurement Time: ≤ 1 second
  • Measurement Distance: 1.2" - 2"
  • Body Temperature Range: 89.6°F - 109.4°F
  • Ambient Temperature: 50°F - 104°F
  • Accuracy: ± 0.6°F
  • Automatic Power-Off: < 30 seconds
  • Batteries: 2 x AA
  • Product Longevity: 100,000 uses
  • Product Weight: 3.8 ounces (without batteries)
  • Product Size: L 6.1" x W 3.6″ x H 1.5"

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IR 200 Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer - Henry Schein Medical

IR 300 Non-Contact Forehead Thermometer

  • Measurement Time: ≤ 2 seconds
  • Measurement Distance: 0.4" - 2.0"
  • Body Temperature Range: 95.0°F - 107.6°F
  • Ambient Temperature: 59°F - 95°F
  • Accuracy: ± 0.4°F
  • Automatic Power-Off: < 18 seconds
  • Product Longevity: 3 years
  • Product Weight: 3 ounces (without batteries)
  • Product Size: L 5.43" x W 3.74" x H 1.47"

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IR 300 Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer - Henry Schein Medical

Digital Non-Contact Thermometer by Hillrom

  • Infrared sensor can read temperature 4-6 cm from the center of forehead
  • 60 second measurement timer, memory recall button, C/F scale conversion button
  • No skin contact required, can help lower the risk of cross-contamination
  • Measurement response system detects proper operating distance for precision
  • Big, backlit LCD display that's easy to read
  • Clinical thermometer takes roughly 3,000 readings on two AAA batteries
  • 2-year device warranty

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Hillrom Infrared Digital Non-Contact Thermometer - Henry Schein Medical

What is a Non-Contact Forehead Thermometer

A non-contact thermometer, also known as an infrared thermometer, is a revolutionary medical tool designed for accurate and hygienic temperature measurement. Unlike traditional thermometers that require physical contact, non-contact thermometers utilize advanced infrared technology to measure body temperature without direct skin contact. This not only ensures a more comfortable experience for patients but also reduces the risk of cross-contamination. By simply pointing the thermometer at the forehead or a specific area, it rapidly detects and displays the body temperature. This makes non-contact thermometers an essential instrument for quick and hassle-free temperature monitoring, particularly in medical settings where precision and safety are paramount.

How Does a Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer Work

Sunlight, fire, and hot charcoal are all examples of infrared radiation. The warmer the object, the more infrared radiation produced. Though radiant energy is invisible to human eyes, it can be felt as heat.

Molecules, as they move, emit infrared radiation. This type of electromagnetic radiation is visible at any temperature above absolute zero. The speed of the molecules increase as the temperature increases. Forehead Thermometers are designed to detect and measure the resulting radiation in all objects, including human beings.

The infrared light found on the thermometers works in tandem with a lens to focus the light from the object to a thermopile which absorbs the radiation and turns it into heat. That heat is then converted to electricity which is sent to a detector to measure the target temperature. Once that temperature is registered, it displays on the screen. Though seemingly a complicated process, temperature readings from the infrared thermometer are usually displayed in a matter of seconds.

Are Forehead Thermometers Accurate?

When used correctly, Forehead Thermometers can be relied upon for accuracy. Because of their non-invasive nature, these no-contact thermometers are frequently preferred in pediatric settings or in office environments where acquiring an internal temperature reading may prove difficult. Their ability to provide a quick heat assessment makes them especially popular for applications involving Covid testing or evaluation where their usage has become part of the standard screening practice.

Like all medical instrumentation, accuracy is highly dependent on usage. Following the manufacturer's recommended operation procedure helps to ensure accuracy is achieved. It should be noted however that fever reducing medications will impact infrared thermometer readings.

How to Take a Patient's Temperature with a Non-Contact Thermometer

  • Step 1: Prepare the Thermometer Ensure that the non-contact forehead thermometer is in proper working condition. Check the battery level and follow any manufacturer instructions for calibration or setup, if applicable. Clean the thermometer's sensor area with a gentle wipe using a soft, clean cloth to remove any debris.
  • Step 2: Position the Patient Ask the patient to sit or stand comfortably, ensuring their forehead is clean and dry. Remove any headwear that might obstruct the measurement area.
  • Step 3: Aim the Thermometer Hold the non-contact thermometer at a distance of approximately 1-2 inches (2-5 cm) from the patient's forehead. Aim the sensor at the center of the forehead, making sure the device's line of sight is unobstructed.
  • Step 4: Take the Measurement Press the trigger button or activate the thermometer according to its specific instructions. In most cases, you will hear a beep or see an indicator light when the measurement is complete. Ensure the patient remains still during the measurement process.
  • Step 5: Read the Temperature The temperature reading will be displayed on the thermometer's screen. Take note of the temperature value. Some thermometers might also provide color-coded indicators to help you quickly assess if the temperature is within the normal range.
  • Step 6: Interpret the Result Compare the measured temperature to the normal baseline temperature range (typically between 97°F to 99°F or 36.1°C to 37.2°C). If the measured temperature is elevated, it might indicate a fever. However, remember that individual variations can occur, so consider the patient's age and overall health.
  • Step 7: Document and Advise Record the measured temperature in the patient's medical records. Based on the result and the patient's symptoms, provide appropriate medical advice. If the temperature is elevated, recommend further evaluation and treatment as necessary.
  • Step 8: Clean and Store After each use, clean the sensor area of the thermometer with a disinfectant wipe or alcohol swab, following the manufacturer's guidelines. Store the thermometer in a safe, clean, and easily accessible location for future use.

What’s a Normal Forehead Temperature

A normal forehead temperature, often referred to as the baseline body temperature, typically ranges between 97°F (36.1°C) and 99°F (37.2°C) for most individuals. However, it's important to note that individual variations can occur due to factors such as age, activity level, and time of day. Understanding this range serves as a crucial reference point when using a non-contact forehead thermometer for temperature assessment. Deviations from this range might indicate the presence of a fever or an underlying health concern, prompting further evaluation and medical attention when necessary.