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Anyone have experience with these? They are listed in my preferred vendor catalog for $50 to $100. A special ed teacher is asking because her students aren't always cooperative with oral. (we have a sure temp digital)
I have a thermofocus as well, and I have found it somewhat unreliable. When I use if for my special ed or PK kiddos who cannot or will not use oral, I generally add a degree to whatever the readout says, like you would with axillary. I often will double check with the Welch Allen via axillary as well if I suspect a low reading.
It has been useful to have a quick way to scan a ton of kids (when I need to check a kid in preschool I usually get a line of other kids from the class to want to "go beep", which, with this quicko one is fine and then I get to make a big deal out of how "strong and healthy" all the kids are (this is to balance the preschoolers who have begun to feel like they should instantly c/0 stomach pain when they see me!)
Anyway, super convenient. I have some qualms about it's accuracy and will recheck axillary if I get a reading I'm not sure about. Wish it was small enough to fit in my lab coat pocket.