Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer MODEL# 2000C TAT-2000C Battery
- Gental stoke of forehead captures naturally emitted heat
- red LED lights and soft beep indicate correct scan
- Arterial Heat Balance computes the correct temperature
- Safe and easy to use
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More accurate than ear*
At least as accurate as rectal**
Method of choice of premier hospitals
Use on sleeping child or with ear infection
No probe covers
Recommended for the entire family
Professional Technology For Parents...patented Arterial Heat Balance provides the breakthrough:
Gentle stroke of forehead captures naturally emitted heat from skin over temporal artery .
Red LED lights and soft beep indicate correct scan.
Takes 1,000 readings per second, selecting the most accurate.
Arterial Heat Balance computes the correct temperature.
Why the Temporal Artery?
Directly connected to the heart via the carotid artery.
Has the constant blood flow needed for accurate measurement.
Safest, most convenient, and comfortable place to measure temperature.
"We measured the temperature with each of these two thermometers on children and compared the reading to the rectal temperature, which is generally considered the standard. Essentially we found that by every measure that we used, the temporal artery thermometer was more accurate than the tympanic." ~ David Greenes, M.D., Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School: National Public Radio interview
"...may even prove to be better than taking rectal temperature." ~ Shari Roan, LA Times
"The TemporalScanner is the magic wand you've been waiting for ~ Working Mother, Feb 2002
A better thermometer for your child...just ask your pediatrician
"I would highly recommend it to anyone." ~ Barry W. McGraw, MD - Pediatrician
"This is brand new...It's neat! It's rocket science!" ~ Mark Widome, MD - Pediatrician on NBC's Today Show
TAT-2000C Home Model
9 Volt battery included
*Harvard Medical School Study
**Hospital for Sick Children Study
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Top Customer Reviews
I actually wrote my Master's research paper on these thermometers, and here are a few tips in order to use them accurately:
1. run the thermometer from forehead (above the eye) all the way into the hairline. DO NOT LIFT the thermometer at all!!!
2. repeat this 2 more times
3. take the HIGHEST of the 3 readings. It is always important to take the HIGHEST as it is most accurate. There is a chance it didn't read right on the artery so it wouldn't be as high, which is why it is best to do 3 readings.
4. clean the head of the thermometer with a Q-tip and some alcohol occasionally to help it read accurately.
5. If your child is sweaty, the sweat dries off quickly and cools their skin temperature, so it isn't as accurate! In this case, it is better to run the thermometer over their carotid artery on their neck- off to the side of the voicebox. Run the thermometer side to side, and not up and down.
If you follow all of these steps, this thermometer is quick, easy and very accurate. I highly recommend it over any other form of temperature taking for young children.
2 of my kids have small ear canals and have frequent ear infections so we can not use the ear thermometer (you can't use it on kids under 1 anyway). And waiting for a rectal reading on a squrimy baby was a challenge
I was shocked to read bad reviews on another site. My husband had some problems at first (like these people's complaints) but I figured out that he was pulling it away from our kids head and was still holding down the button for a second, which was then adding to the calculations the room temperature. Depending on how long he continued to hold it down after pulling it away, it really made the temperatures flucuate. My readings would only vary by .1-.2 degrees.
So Practice a couple times when you first get it. (Across the forehead, down the temple and stop infront of the ear). BEFORE YOU PULL IT UP, LET GO OF THE BUTTON!!!. It will beep as soon as you let the button go and has your reading. It takes some practice to be really quick (our peditricion is super quick, but they practice dozens of times a day).
If the forhead is sweaty you can also just hold it for a second or so behind the ear, but again wait for the beep before pulling away.
Our kids don't mind
I took my own temperature 10 times in a row and got a consistent reading all 10 times. It is extremely easy to use and we've been very pleased with it.
One funny point--as my baby grew older, she became fascinated with the blinking red light, which made it challenging to scan her forehead. She kept turning her head to look at the light!
My recommendation is to buy this thermometer and use it according to the instructions on the website and not the ones printed on the back of the thermometer; i.e. place the thermometer in the center of your forhead (vertically and horizontally) and while pressing the button, slide it to the side where you don't have bangs, THEN stop pressing the button. The infrared sensor scans your forhead (1000 times per second) in search of the highest temperature. The highest temperature is the correct one.
If you are prespiring, which cools your forhead, do not depress the button until after you finish scanning your forhead and then place it behind your ear. The thermometer will use both these temperatures to arrive at the most accurate one.
I was wrong about this thermometer. It is the best and most accurate one. It was just a matter of learning how to use it correctly. I chart my temperature every moring (read Toni Weschler) and this is the tool to use.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Maybe I just got a dud, but this is never accurate. In my attempt to avoid the infant rectal thermometer, I was hoping this would be as easy as it sounds and use it on the... Read morePublished 1 day ago by rrc0112
Operating instructions don't reliably work. They say "place on forehead, depress button, keep depressed. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Macuser
I followed the instructions for use exactly, but I don't think it is working properly. Every time I take my temperature it is always 97.0-8. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Abby H.
If you haven't had one of these before it takes some getting used to but pretty handy if you need to take a temp of someone sleeping.Published 4 days ago by Christy Chin
Easy to use. Son is two. Doesn't mind it as much as the oral. Still doesn't love it though. But it's easy to use. Had a nice cap cover for it.Published 5 days ago by Desiree Blevins
I've used this Thermometer for years with my kids and for myself. It is easy to use and accurate. I find sometimes I have to swipe it more than once but I consider that user error-... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Sonya