Tempa•DOT™ – Sterile
Single-Use Clinical Thermometer – Sterile, Individually Wrapped
The Tempa•DOT™ Sterile, Single-Use 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 providing a clean, sterile instrument that is used with a single patient and then discarded.
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™’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: 2,000 individual thermometers (20 boxes of 100 units)
Fahrenheit Scale: Oral or Axillary Thermometer, Product code 5122
Celsius Scale: Oral or Axillary Thermometer, Product code 5532
Directions for Use
Note: The thermometers above 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®. The main difference being that the Tempa•DOT™ product line is made for single-use, while NexTemp® products are multiple-use. 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.