Mabis Flex Tip Digital Thermometer
Your thermometer features a comfortable, soft, flexible tip, which conforms to the mouth during temperature readings. It is enhanced with beeper, memory, and fever alarm. The following instructions will cover your thermometer’s features in further detail.
PARTS OF YOUR DIGITAL THERMOMETER
Body temperature can vary from 97°F to 99°R The generally accepted “normal’ temperature is 98.6°F. Usually your temperature is lower in the mowing than in the afternoon. Normal temperature varies according to the location of the tem-perature reading. While the oral temperature follows the guidelines previously described, a rectal temperature is generally 1.0°F higher. Conversely, an Wary (under the arm) temperature will be 1.0°F lower.
GENERAL CARE AND USE
The thermometer should be held during use. The patient should be seated or lying down. TEMPERATURES SHOULD ONLY BE TAKEN UNDER THE SUPER-VISION OF AN ADULT.
You can clean your Digital Thermometer by wiping it with soap and water or 70% Isopropyl Alcohol. THE UNIT MUST NEVER BE SUBMERSED IN ANY LIQUID OR STERILIZED IN ANY WAY (GAS OR STEAM AUTOCLAVES). Failure to follow these instructions will cause severe damage to your unit and void your warranty.
- The thermometer should only be used under the supervision of an adult.
- Do not walk, run or talk during temperature taking.
- Clean the thermometer before and after each use.
- Store the unit in the protective case when not in use.
- Do not bite the thermometer tip.
- Do not store the unit where it will be exposed to direct sunlight, dust or humidity. Avoid extreme temperatures.
- Dropping or subjecting your thermometer to strong shocks should be avoided.
- Do not attempt to disassemble the unit, except to replace the battery.
- If ERR displays and measurement is not attainable, the unit must be replaced.
NOTE: Performance of the device may be degraded if: operated outside of stated tem-perature and humidity range: stored outside of stated temperature and humidity range: thermometer undergoes mechanical shock (drop); patient temperature is below ambient temperature.
OPERATING YOUR DIGITAL THERMOMETER
Press the POWER button to activate the thermometer. The digital display will show the following and the thermometer will beep.
NOTE: If the room temperature is above 89.6°F. the room temperature will dis-play instead of the L.
TAKING AN ORAL TEMPERATURE
Using the diagram on the right, place the thermometer tip under the tongue as near as possible to the heat pocket. The diagram also shows the temperature variables by not placing the tip in the heat pocket area. The temperature reading should take approximately sixty seconds. The °F wi I continue to flash during the reading of the temperature. When the peak tempe Mtge has been reached, the °F will stop flashing and the thermometer will and four long beeps if the temperature is below 99.5°F. It the temperature is above 99.5°F the unit Pgar 8 e will sound four sets of three short beeps each. To turn the unit off, press the POWER button. The 0 unit will automatically power down after approxi-mately ten minutes. NOTE: The mouth must 0oA remWn closed during the measurement to ensure eI accurate readings.
TAKING AN AXILLARM TEMPERATURE (under the arm)
The thermometer tip should be placed under the arm so the tip is touching the skin. Hold the thermometer parallel to the body and position the arm on the chest so the therrnometer tip is well covered by the arm. This ensures the thermome-ter tip is not affected by the room air. The temperature reading should take approximately sixty second. The °F will continue to flash during the reading of the temperature. When the peak temperature has been reached, the “F will stop flashing and the thermometer will sound four long beeps if the temperature is below 99.5°F.lithe temperature is above 99.5°F the unit will sound tour sets of three short beeps each. To turn the unit off, press the POWER button. The unit will automati-cally power down after approximately ten minutes. REMEMBER: Axillary temperatures are generally 1.0°F lower than oral readings.
TAKING A RECTAL TEMPERATURE
Rectal temperatures should only be taken when it is impossible or impractical to take an oral or axillary temperature. THE THERMOMETER TIP SHOULD BE INSERTED A MAXIMUM OF 1/2″ INTO THE RECTUM. The temperature reading should take approximately sixty seconds. The °F will continue to flash during the reading of the temperature. When The peak temperature has been reached, the °F will stop flashing and the thermometer will sound four long beeps it the tem-perature is below 99.5°F. If the temperature is above 99.5°F the unit will sound four sets of three short beeps each. To turn the unit off, press the POWER but-ton. The unit will automatically power down after approximately ten minutes. REMEMBER: Rectal temperatures are generally 1.0°F higher than oral readings.
LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY
This Digital Thermometer is guaranteed to be .e of manufacturing detects fora Per…. year from the date of purchase under normal use. mm Warranty applies to the original registered purchaser only NI repairs on your Digital Thermometer should m sent prepaid to: MAD’S Healthcare, Attn: Repair Department, 1931 Norman Drive, Milwaukee. IL 60065. The warrant or shall incur no haply under this warranty for any damage trom any cause other than inherent manufacturing defects. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING MERCHANT ABILITY AND FITNESS ARE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS WARRANTY THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow limitation on how brig an implied warranty lasts or do not allow Me exclusion or limitation of Inc.:Lents] or consequential damages, so the above Attestations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other dulls which vary from state to state.
USING DISPOSABLE PROBE COVERS
it is recommended to use disposable thermometer tip covers in order to prevent cross contamination. Additional probe covers can be purchased from your MABIS dealer or with the order form below.
CHANGING THE BATTERY
The battery in your digital thermometer needs to be replaced when “r appears in the lower right of the display. Replace the battery with an LR41 alkaline or SR41 silver oxide type. To replace the battery, remove the battery cap (see diagram). Remove the battery \ — using a non-metal tool. Insert the new battery with the positive (-4) side ‘lacing up. Replace the battery cap.
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