Infrared thermometer | Usage, disinfection methods and advantages

The emergence of COVID-19 has made us more and more exposed to infrared thermometers. We need to use it to measure body temperature and check our physical condition almost every day.

This article mainly introduces the use method of Infrared thermometer, how to disinfect the Infrared thermometer, and the difference between a traditional thermometer and an Infrared thermometer.

Infrared thermometer GP-300

Infrared thermometer GP-300

1. How to use Infrared thermometer

Knowing that the Infrared thermometer is harmless to the human body and has high accuracy, we can use the Infrared thermometer with confidence. So what is the use method of the Infrared thermometer?

(1) How to use an infrared thermometer?

Forehead use method:

  • If the forehead is covered with hair, first remove the hair, and secondly, remove the sweat.
  • Point the Infrared thermometer to the middle of the forehead and measure 3-5cm from the forehead.
  • Just wait for 1-3 seconds and get the result. After the displayed value is stable or the prompt tone for measurement completion is issued, read the displayed value, and it is best to repeat the measurement about 3 times to avoid the impact of the repeatability of the thermometer measurement.

Tip: Hair or sweat on the forehead, or wrapping the forehead with a hat or scarf will affect the measurement of the infrared thermometer, and need to be cleaned before the measurement.

(2) Does the Infrared thermometer need to be calibrated? How to set it up?

The infrared thermometer needs to be calibrated. When using a non-contact infrared thermometer, please follow the steps below to calibrate:

  • Use a traditional mercury thermometer to measure your armpits, assuming a temperature of 37.5o C.
  • Use a non-contact infrared forehead thermometer to measure the area without body hair under your armpit, keep the distance between the forehead thermometer and the skin about 1 cm (note that you must remove any obstacles that may affect the measurement, such as hair, sweat, etc.) If the reading is 37.3o C, and the difference between the mercury thermometer and 37.5o C is within the error range of 0.3o C, it indicates that the forehead thermometer can be used normally.
  • If you get a reading that is too different, such as 36.4o C difference 1.1o C. You need to calibrate the non-contact infrared thermometer, plus a difference of 1.1o C.
  • Press and hold the “MODE” button for 3 seconds, the screen displays F1, then press the up button to enter F2, then press “MODE” to directly enter 0.0, and then press the up button to add the difference of 1.1o C, and then press “MODE” to complete.

2. How should the Infrared thermometer be sterilized?

We measure body temperature to detect whether we are infected or to find out if someone else is infected, so as to avoid being infected without knowing it. But the Infrared thermometer itself also needs to be disinfected. Do you know how to disinfect the Infrared thermometer? How to quickly Infrared thermometer disinfect?

infrared thermometers need to be kept free of dirt, dust, moisture, fog, smoke, and debris. You should also plan regular cleaning every six months or so. Particular care should be taken to keep the infrared lens or opening clean and free of debris.

To clean your infrared thermometer:

  • Use a soft cloth or cotton swab with water or medical alcohol-never use soap or chemicals
  • Carefully wipe the lens and then the body of the thermometer
  • Allow the lens to dry fully before using the thermometer
  • Never submerge any part of your infrared thermometer.
  • Store your thermometer between 4-65°C and protect it from extreme temperatures while in storage.

3. The difference between a traditional thermometer and Infrared thermometer

(1) What is the difference between a traditional thermometer and an infrared thermometer?

Infrared thermometer classifies thermometers according to the principle of temperature measurement; traditional thermometers classify thermometers according to display methods.

(2) Is the Infrared thermometer as accurate as a traditional thermometer?

Accurate. Under the required temperature and environment, the correct operation, the temperature measured by the two is the same.

The placement and time requirements of traditional thermometers need to be stricter to make the test more accurate, and Infrared thermometer is to use this feature to input the error of temperature difference to the measurement into the central micro-processing system to detect changes in ambient temperature at any time and correct its reading. The value ensures that the measurement of the Infrared thermometer is more accurate.

(3) Do you prefer an Infrared thermometer or a traditional thermometer, why?

I prefer an Infrared thermometer.

  • Measurement speed: It takes more than 5 minutes to measure body temperature with a common thermometer, which may delay valuable treatment time. The non-contact electronic thermometer measures quickly. It takes only 1 second to measure the body temperature with an infrared thermometer, and the body temperature can be measured in time.
  • Measurement security: ordinary thermometers are easy to break and hurt patients. The non-contact infrared thermometer is safe to measure through the Infrared thermometer, and will not cause great harm and poison to the human body.
  • Measurement accuracy: The placement and time requirements of ordinary thermometers need to be stricter to make the test more accurate; non-contact infrared thermometers use this feature to enter the error of temperature difference measurement into the central micro-processing system to detect the environment at any time The temperature changes and correct its reading to ensure the measurement of the Infrared thermometer is more accurate.
  • Measurement operation: Ordinary thermometers should be placed under the armpit, mouth, or anus for a long time, which is very inconvenient and uncomfortable, especially for children. The non-contact infrared thermometer is simple and convenient to measure. The revolutionary temperature measurement method is adopted by the Infrared thermometer, which can most truly reflect the core temperature of the human body.
  • Measurement function: Non-contact infrared thermometer has many functions. The measurement of body temperature or surface temperature can be selected.

It can be seen from the above that the traditional thermometer is very different from the Infrared thermometer, and it can also be seen that the Infrared thermometer is more practical and safe, and can be used with confidence.

Comments are closed