The Tempa•DOT™ Sterile, Single Use (Disposable) Clinical Thermometer is our most popular product. It is specifically designed for high-accuracy and for the prevention of cross-contamination that can expose patients to infections such as C.difficile, MRSA, Norovirus, and Rotavirus. These infections are easily spread through casual person-to-person and object-to-person contact. Tempa•DOT™ thermometers circumvent this risk by eliminating the use of reusable equipment (which often carries infectious disease) and by providing a clean, sterile instrument that is used with a single patient and then discarded.
Medical professionals have used Tempa•DOT™ for over 25 years in acute care hospitals, physician’s offices, dialysis centers, clinics and long term care facilities. It is a proven medical device that is used around the world. Tempa•DOT™ is US FDA listed; is manufactured under Quality System ISO 13485 (2003); meets European Standard prEN.12470-2; and carries a CE Mark. All manufacturing is performed in the United States.
Tempa•DOT™ Thermometers provide a fast and accurate reading in one minute. To use: unwrap the thermometer and place the thermometer in the patient’s mouth; wait one minute; remove the thermometer; wait 10 seconds; read the temperature scale looking for the last blue dot; discard when finished. Axillary (underarm) temperature measurements can be taken with this thermometer, leaving it in place for 3 minutes.
Tempa•DOT thermometers can measure both oral and axillary body temperatures in the range of 96.0°F to 104.8°F/35.5°C to 40.4°C. Although Tempa•DOT™ may appear simplistic, its accuracy is the same as, or better than other thermometers commonly used in a healthcare setting. Each of the “dots” has its own formulated temperature point that “fires” at a specific temperature. When a temperature point (dot) fires, its color changes from brown to blue. The number of temperature dots that fire depends upon the patient’s temperature. The last blue dot will indicate the patient’s oral or axillary temperature reading to an accuracy of ±0.2ºF/±0.1ºC.
- Safe, non-toxic, mercury-free, latex-free
- No calibration required
- No batteries required
- No equipment to monitor
- Package contents can be divided for use in multiple areas