Tempa•DOT™ – Axillary
Single-Use Clinical Thermometer – Disposable, Individually Wrapped
The Tempa•DOT™ AX is an Axillary, Single-Use Clinical Thermometer. There are times when an oral thermometer is not practical, due to the type of patient, the patient’s condition, or personal preference. For example, young children who have difficulty sitting still, or patients with sores in their mouth, are better served with an axillary thermometer. The Tempa•DOT™ Axillary thermometer is individually wrapped, and prevents against the spread of infections just as the other Tempa•DOT™ products do.
Accuracy: ±0.2ºF or ±0.1ºC
Shelf Life: 2 years from the date of manufacture
Value: Non-breakable, no calibration or batteries required
Range: 96.0°F to 104.8°F or 35.5°C to 40.4°C
Safety: Non-toxic, mercury-free, latex-free
Infection Control: One disposable thermometer per patient
Tempa•DOT™ AX’s 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 dot fires, its color changes from brown to blue. The number of dots that fire is dependent upon the patient’s temperature. The last blue dot provides the accurate temperature reading.
It is important to remember that axillary temperature readings are routinely lower than corresponding oral temperature readings. This difference is normal and expected.
Case Size: 1,600 individual thermometers (20 boxes of 80 units)
Fahrenheit Scale: Axillary Thermometer, Product code 5001
Celsius Scale: Axillary Thermometer, Product code 5002
Directions for Use
Note: The thermometers display readings of 98.6°F and 38.7°C. After the 10 second wait time, the temperature reading is permanently locked in.
Tempa•DOT™ & NexTemp®: Differences
There are quite a few differences between Tempa•DOT™ & NexTemp®. Unlike Tempa•DOT, NexTemp has no climate controlled storage requirements, the shelf life is 5 years from the date of manufacture, and the thermometers reset instead locking in. Tempa•DOT has a 2-year shelf life and the products have orange dots when unfired and they turn blue for readings. NexTemp products have bright green dots that turn black for readings. Both thermometers look similar, but have different functionality.