Best Kept Secret?

Jennifer Janowski

I like to share my “finds.”   They might be good deals, an amazing recipe, fun events, a great painting service, or a product that has made me happy…kind of like “Oprah’s Favorite Things” without the cameras and free samples.   One of those products is the Exergen TemporalScanner™ Temporal Artery Thermometer.

For those of you that aren’t familiar with the Exergen thermometer, this is a device you swipe from mid forehead to ear and—voila—you get a temperature read.   I never could keep even a digital thermometer in my kids’ mouths, and I never quite mastered reading the traditional mercury thermometer.  The Exergen TemporalScanner™ solves all those problems.

There’s a great review on the Exergen TemporalScanner™ on About.com for those using it in the home environment. http://singleparents.about.com/od/parenting/fr/forehead_thermometer_review.htm

I was actually tickled to see one of my favorite “home” products trickle over into my work life. A few years ago, GE Healthcare’s Corometrics™ monitor integrated the Exergen TAT 5000. Obviously, this is the hospital-grade thermometer, not the one I bought at Walgreens, but it’s the same concept.   Simple forehead swipe and you’re done.   In the labor and delivery setting, a nurse might check the patient’s vital signs very frequently—at least every 2 hours once the patient is in active labor and even more frequently if indicated.    To have that data automatically flow into your CentricityTM Perinatal documentation system with no additional key strokes…that’s really nice!

In a recent Centricity Perinatal review, a customer said that they were told that the thermometers they were using with their new fetal monitors would not send the results to Centricity Perinatal. When we read that review (which we really do and take very seriously!), we said “yes, you can do that!”  And it made us wonder is this one of the Centricity Perinatal best-kept secrets?

Let’s not keep it a secret any longer—please share this tip with your friends and colleagues.   And help eliminate those keystrokes!


TemporalScanner is a trademark of Exergen Corporation.

Corometrics is a trademark of General Electric Corporation.


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