How do I know if my infrared thermometer is accurate?
The accuracy of an infrared thermometer can be checked using a comparator at any stable temperature. However, to reduce the possibility of a difference in temperature between the inside surface and the base test hole, it is more accurate at 22°C, ambient room temperature.
What forehead temperature is a fever?
The following thermometer readings generally indicate a fever: Rectal, ear or temporal artery temperature of 100.4 (38 C) or higher. Oral temperature of 100 F (37.8 C) or higher. Armpit temperature of 99 F (37.2 C) or higher.
Is taking temperature on forehead dangerous?
According to several health experts, there is no current evidence that says infrared thermometers should not be used on a person’s forehead.
How accurate are infrared forehead thermometers?
Research has shown that, when used correctly, infrared or no-contact thermometers are just as accurate as oral or rectal thermometers. No-contact thermometers are popular among pediatricians, as kids often squirm around when trying to get a temperature read, but it also holds true in mass temperature screenings.
How do I take my temperature with an infrared thermometer?
Proper Ways to Use a Thermometer GunSet the Reading to Fahrenheit or Celsius. You can move the toggle switch easily to change your measurement to Fahrenheit or Celsius.Set the Measurement Unit. Turn on the Laser Gun. Aim the Gun. Get Close. Pull the Trigger.
How do I use an infrared thermometer on my forehead?
Using the NCIT:Hold the NCIT sensing area perpendicular to the forehead and instruct the person to remain stationary during measurement(s). ( See Figure 1)The distance between the NCIT and forehead is specific to each NCIT. Do not touch the sensing area of the NCIT and keep the sensor clean and dry.