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New and Exciting Welch Allyn Products April 28 2015

Welch Allyn has an exciting slate of new products for 2015. Let’s take a quick look at some of these new and soon to be released products. 

CareTemp Touchless Infrared Thermometer

The newly released CareTemp Touchless Thermometer offers speed and efficiency without touching the patient. The CareTemp Thermometer can obtain readings from 4-6cm away from the center of the patient’s forehead with its infrared sensor. The measurement distance feedback system detects proper or improper measuring distance, keeping accuracy at an all time high. The CareTemp is quickly becoming very popular with its amazing price point. 

Braun Pro6000 Ear Thermometer

The Welch Allyn Braun Pro6000 Ear Thermometer will feature a better user experience with clinical workflow. It will have a back-lit display and dedicated function buttons for a 60 second pulse timer, C/F scale conversion and last temperature memory recall. With fast captures readings in only 2-3 seconds; this will surely be a high-end Ear Thermometer.


Connex Spot Vital Signs Monitor

Another newly released unit is the Connex Spot Vital Signs Monitor. This monitor is designed to automatically obtain vital signs including blood pressure, temperature and SpO2. The Connex Spot Monitor features optional wireless connectivity, accuracy with the patient in any position and adaptability with changing EMR. This touch-screen device connects directly to your EMR and transmits patient data from the point of care. Optional Nonin, Covidien or Masimo Pulse Oximetry gives the user a variety of options. 

ProBP 2400 Digital Blood Pressure Device

Soon to be released (est. June 2015) is the ProBP 2400 Digital Blood Pressure Device. It is a budget friendly digital blood pressure device that provides features specifically suited for the professional environment. The ProBP provides a 3-reading average and manual mode making it well suited for a wide range of clinical situations. 

 

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Product Battle: Exergen Temporal Scanner Thermometer vs. Welch Allyn CareTemp Touchless Thermometer April 16 2015

The battle for infrared thermometer superiority is about to begin. How will the well know heavyweight Exergen Temporal Scanner Thermometer compare to the newcomer Welch Allyn CareTemp Touchless Thermometer? Let’s not draw this out any longer, Let’s get it on! 

Price 

Welch Allyn thought of everything with their New CareTemp Touchless Thermometer, including the price point. More than $100 less than the Exergen Temporal Thermometer, the CareTemp certainly wins this category. Don’t let that low price fool you though. Welch Allyn is known for quality with all of their products. 

Aesthetics

 While some may enjoy the sleek look of the Welch Allyn CareTemp Thermometer, many feel the Exergen Temporal Scanner Thermometer looks like a more complete unit. The black display backdrop allows the bright red digital letters to really stands out for easy readings. With two categories down and still no clear winner, this contest will come down to features. 

Features 

Both of these units use an infrared sensor for their readings and offer quick, accurate results. The difference is in the distance needed away from the patient. The Exergen Thermometer needs to be placed on the patients forehead and swiped across a temporal artery but is gentle enough to be used while the patient is sleeping. The Welch Allyn CareTemp Thermometer needs to be between 4-6 cm away from the center of the patient’s forehead. While no skin contact will eliminate cross-contamination and the need for disposable covers, the user needs to concentrate on the distance that they are away from the patient. Another difference is in the warranty with each product. While the Welch Allyn CareTemp offers a generous 2 Year Warranty, the Exergen Temporal Thermometer offers an even more generous Lifetime Warranty. 

You cannot buy a bad unit if you go with either of these, which is why it is impossible to choose a winner. We have given you the differences, now it is up to you on which ones you feel are more beneficial to you and your facility.

 


Thermometers: Yesterday Vs. Today August 21 2014

In this day and age, you are sure to have either had your temperature taken or taken  someone else’s.  As kids, we were used to the glass mercury thermometers that are not used today.  Today’s temperature is taken by a digital thermometer probe, which like the glass mercury ones of the past, is placed it under the tongue, (or elsewhere), and in a short amount of time, you have your digital reading.  Much more accurate, mush faster and more safe than the days of old.  Especially since we now know mercury can cause health hazards.  Welch Allyn SureTemp Plus Thermometer

In the Physician’s office, fast, accurate and safe readings are a must and digital thermometers are most prominent.  Digital thermometers have several advantages over traditional mercury thermometers.  Though digital thermometers can break, the breakage is much more safe that the traditional glass and mercury breakage.  Digital thermometers produce faster readings – as quick as 4 seconds with the Welch Allyn Suretemp Plus Thermometer – and their LCD screens are easy for you to read. Digital Thermometers are also much more sanitary and convenient than a mercury thermometer. Easy to use, like the Welch Allyn PRO 4000 Thermometer, simply attach a disposable probe cover, take the reading, and toss the cover when you are done. 

There are many digital thermometers on the market today.  If you are looking for the most convenience, and minimal invasiveness, an in-ear thermometer could be the solution for you. They have many of the benefits of a traditional digital thermometer, but in many cases can read faster, and are much less irritating to small children than a probe type thermometer.  Becoming more popular are the temporal type thermometers, like the Exergen TAT5000 Thermometer, that take a reading by simply placing the probe against the temple of the patients head. 

Whatever digital thermometer you use, you will find them to be a huge improvement over classic mercury thermometers, and your patients will too.