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Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer MODEL# 2000C TAT-2000C Battery

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About the Product
  • 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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Product Description

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Accurate Temperature With A Gentle Forehead Scan.
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
Made in USA.

Product Details

Size: 1
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B004T6G550
  • UPC: 834098002109 834098002062 026638212004
  • Item model number: TAT-2000C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,152 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,068 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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I'm an ER nurse and we use temporal artery thermometers in our ER. They are much more accurate than underarm or in the ear, although the gold standard is a rectal temperature, which can be upsetting to children.
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.
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I got this as a gift and LOVE it!!

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
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Our Pediatrician has been using the Exergen Professional model for several years now, and I could not believe it when it became available to the public. I purchased the Exergen Thermometer last week when I thought my 7 month had felt warm. I used the digital under his arm, but I truly don't think you get an accurate temperature. And even though this is my fourth son, I still don't like taking rectal temperatures! I opened the package and went around the house taking everybody's temperature!! So easy, quick and accurate. I read other reviews stating they had a difficult time if the child is moving...what thermometer is easy with a wiggly child? Certainly not rectal or under the arm, and oral always winds up in the wrong spot--and they all take too long to register. Well, now I know, the Exergen is the easiest--with a sleepy child or wiggly child! Wish they had made this when my others were little. Great idea; great product!
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I asked a couple of nurses who work with children before investing in an expensive thermometer. They didn't recommend the ear and underarm thermometers, because they can be inaccurate. They said to go with a rectal thermometer or this one. Since I plan to use it for the whole family, including myself, I chose this one. It is accurate enough for a newborn as well as to use on yourself for natural family planning.

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!
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After weeks of fustrations and inaccurate readings, I put this thermometer away and purchased Braun's Thermoscan. Thermoscan gave me consistently inaccurate low readings so, a year later I went back to reading amazon.com's reader reviews. I was shocked to find that it still received 5 stars and rave reviews from EVERYONE. Went to exergen's website and printed the thermometer's instructions.
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.
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