The infrared thermometer can be used to measure body temperature by aiming the device at the forehead from 5-8cm away for less than 1 second. This non-contact measurement means that the device does not need to touch the skin, preventing cross-infection.
How to use
Check that the forehead is free from perspiration and that the hair is moved aside.
Hold the thermometer about 2-3cm from the forehead, hold the scan button down and move the unit around the forehead area. The temperature is displayed with 2-30 seconds.
Why measure from the forehead?
The forehead is an ideal place to measure body temperature since the temporal artery is close to the surface of the skin and easily accessible for reading. The temporal artery is linked to the carotid artery, which supplies blood to the brain's temperature control center.