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The NEW Welch Allyn PRO6000 Ear Thermometer is Here! August 12 2015


MonsterMed is incredibly excited for the launch of the Welch Allyn PRO6000 ThermoScan Digital Ear Thermometer. Ever since we first heard whispers about the product in the beginning of year, we have been on the edge of our seats waiting for the launch announcement. We have finally received it! 

The Welch Allyn PRO6000 ThermoScan Digital Ear Thermometer has a number of new features and functions that improve upon the popular PRO4000 Thermometer. The PRO6000 will round out Welch Allyn’s industry leading line of thermometers, which includes the SureTemp Plus 690, SureTemp Plus 692 and CareTemp Touch Free. The Welch Allyn PRO6000 Ear Thermometer will start shipping on September 1, 2015. 

The PRO6000 Digital Ear Thermometer’s key feature is PerfecTemp Technology, which provides superior measurement accuracy without the need for precise positioning in the ear. It also corrects for shallow placement in the ear, which is a common issue that results in low readings. The PRO6000 has a superior user interface design with a large, backlit display that’s easier to read in low room light conditions and is located on the back of the device for easy viewing. The ergonomic handle design fits comfortably in your hand and is easy to hold and operate while audible and visual cues will help guide the operator on proper use. Clinical workflow enhancements include a 60 second pulse timer for manual measurement of respirations or pulse, a dedicated memory recall, C/F scale conversion operation buttons and the ability to set temperature scale default to Celsius or Fahrenheit. The PRO6000 integrates with the Connex Spot Monitor to simplify EMR data transfer and reduce user error. 

In addition to the PRO6000’s improvements, there have also been improvements on the disposable probe covers as well. The new probe covers for the PRO6000 feature a flange design that prevent unauthorized “knock-off” probe covers to be used which could   potentially jeopardize reading accuracy and damage the device.

The PRO6000 ThermoScan Digital Ear Thermometer is ideal for medical environments including ICU, PACU, ED, Triage, Surgical Floors, Blood Banks, Dialysis, Long Term Care, School Health, Pediatrics, Family Practice, Internal Medicine and more. It is the ideal choice for critical patient measurement applications requiring higher precision accuracy. Order your PRO6000 today!



Product Battle: Exergen Temporal Thermometer VS. Welch Allyn SureTemp Plus October 03 2014

This product battle has been a long time coming. Though these fierce fighters operate is two very distinct ways, they both give the same diagnostic reading. And for this reason, we announce an exciting episode of MonsterMed product battles, pitting the Exergen TAT-5000 Temporal Scanner Thermometer against the Welch Allyn SureTemp Plus 692 Digital Thermometer. These two excellent thermometers are both fine tuned machines, but they have some key differences that could sway your purchasing decision one way or the other. It’s time for the main event!

Price: Though both of these units are priced very similarly, the Exergen unit comes out slightly – and we do mean slightly - less expensive. Both of these units are excellent values, but the Exergen unit’s low price of the mid $300 range gives it the edge. Don’t be fooled by the lower price tag, though, this unit is full-featured and tough enough for your medical practice. 

Aesthetics: Right off the bat, the Exergen unit draws your eyes in with its space age look and large temporal scanning head (a lot like something Bones would’ve used in an episode of Star Trek). To this fit fan, that is very desirable, but to a medical practice, maybe not so much. The Welch Allyn unit has a look that places it right at home in the present day physicians office. Though its lines are sleek, they are refined, and familiar. Its classic white color with blue accents would be a great fit in any medical office. This category is a tie, both with unique looks.   Digital Thermometers Product Battle

Features: The Exergen unit has one very big feature that definitely sets it apart from traditional probe style thermometers…its temporal scanning head. Placing the scanner against the patient’s temple generates a reading of their blood temperature quickly and accurately. This allows the unit to be used on patients who may be sleeping or those not be able to have their temp taken with a probe at that time. However, the Welch Allyn unit boasts some excellent features that really refine the probe thermometer idea. Its large digital readout display features many built in visual cues. It has very fast read times and   can be used in a variety of locations with good accuracy. It is truly an excellent all around probe thermometer. For this reason, we give the features edge to the SureTemp Plus 692.

Conclusion: With two units this good, it is impossible for us to pick a winner. Determine your needs and pick your winner. Either way, you can’t go wrong!

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.