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Braun ThermoScan 5 IRT4520 Ear Thermometer

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  • Clinically tested, number 1 ear thermometer
  • Unique Thermoscan Feedback system confirms in seconds that the thermometer is in the correct position and an accurate temperature reading has been taken
  • Temperature results in degrees C or degrees F
  • Accurate and safe for newborns and the whole family
  • New ultra soft and gentle tip is warmed up for accuracy and extra comfort

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Product Description

Product Description

The most accurate ear thermometer from Braun due to unique pre-warmed tip

Smarter - guidance system confirms secure position and accurate result



Memory function (8x)

Measurement in just seconds

Easy lens filter removal

2 year guarantee

ThermoScan 5 Ear Thermometer

For infants, children and adults

Why measuring in the ear?
The ear is an excellent site to measure temperature. Braun ThermoScan measures the infrared heat generated by the eardrum and the surrounding tissues. The eardrum shares blood supply with the temperature control center in the brain. Therefore temperature changes are reflected more quickly and accurately than at other sites.

Unlike other ear thermometers, Braun ThermoScan features a pre-warmed tip that minimizes the cooling effect that could result from the introduction of a cool probe tip. The pre-warmed tip helps ensure accuracy measurement after measurement.

The # 1 Brand most used by doctors*
*Based on survey of pediatricians and general practitioners in UK, France, Germany. GfK Custom Research France. 2009

Proven more accurate than rectal or temple**
**Nimah MM, Bshesh K, Callahan JD, Jacobs BR. Infrared tympanic thermometry in comparison with other temperature measurement techniques in febrile children. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2006;7(1):48-55.
Includes
1x Braun ThermoScan ear thermometer
1x Protective case with lens filter storage
21x Lens filters
2 x AA Duracell Batteries total weight for the two is 46 grams (23g each)

Designed in Germany

Directions

Use with: LF 40

Always replace disposable lens filters to maintain accuracy and hygiene.

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Additional Information
ASINB0001D0LMS
Best Sellers Rank 8,716 in Health & Personal Care (See top 100)
Shipping Weight399 g
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Date First Available12 Nov. 2007
  
 

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I'm a GP and have tried many different thermometers - I don't have any shares with these guys but it is the best I came across so far. Easy to use and always exact. The problem with most thermometers is that over time they need re-calibration but this one goes for years and still gives the correct temperature. In my job you need one you can trust and this one delivers - most of my colleagues are also using it now.
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I've been using a Braun thermoscan for four years since our first child arrived. I regard it as absolutely essential for the safe caring of children. With one of these, you can take a child's temperature accurately and in a couple of seconds, even if they are asleep.
Children can develop extremely high temeperatures very quickly. With one of these, you can accurately monitor the progression of the illness and check that the Calpol / Neurophen is doing its stuff. If the temperature doesn't respond to the medicine, that's a sign to monitor things more closely and get help if the temperature goes too high.
There's a bit of technique required to get consistent readings, but follow the instructions and you'll do fine. Basically you turn it on, place it in the ear, pull back the ear lobe and press the button til it beeps. It's usually worth measuring both ears - any significant difference between the two can mean an ear-infection on one side, or your technique needs checking! The battery seems to last forever so no worries there.
Contrary to Braun's advice, I've found you can re-use the disposable caps quite a few times (it could get very pricey if you didn't). A quick rub with a baby wipe gets them clean, though if you start to get inconsistent readings then try changing the cap.
We have 3 small children and there's no way I'd be without one of these, so very very strongly recommended to any parent.
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I am a doctor and this is the best electronic item i bought for my child ever. I bought it before he was born and he is now 3 years old and it is still in perfect working condition. Whenever he cries and all the normal things( like a nappy change, feeds etc) have been sorted out we check his temperature and invariably he is running a temperature without us realising it. Everyone who has a small child will know how cranky children become when they are sick. They will not let you use a thermomter ( even the paper one we have in the NHS).

This braun one takes a second and now my son uses it himself in his ear and gives it to me to read!!! I strongly recommend this to evry parent and also for adult use.
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Easy to use, even on the smallest of ears, quick and non intrusive so baby doesn't wake up! just as good on grown ups. Can't recommend it enough.
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By Beansmummy TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 18 Oct. 2009
I have 2 of these, one for my work as a GP, and one for home use. At work it obviously gets a new disposable cap every time for hygiene reasons between patients; at home the cap gets a wipe, but the thermometer functions perfectly well and accurately without changing the cap (and would get a bit pricey to run as parents if you did change it every time).

I have found this to be an excellent, accurate and reliable model. Every responsible parent (and GP!) should have a thermometer, and this is the best I have used (and I have used many many different thermometers). The battery lasts ages, it has survived many falls to the ground (mostly while my toddler plays doctor), and it is incredibly quick and easy to use.

There's a good reason these are the most common thermometers used by doctors...!
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By CjW VINE VOICE on 28 Mar. 2005
I am a professional Health Technologist in Intensive Care.
This Braun device, bought for my family use, outperforms the professional brand we use in the NHS.

It is consistently accurate without too much skill (unlike the other unit).
It has repeatable results +/- 0.5C on a series of subsequent tests and is small and easy to carry. (The pro unit is +/- 1.5C)

The biggest advantage is the cost of the disposable ear canal shields. Braun 'shields' can be bought from the high street chemist.

This is an ideal tool for the family with young children.
Fast and easy and the kids don't mind - unlike the old oral thermometers that made me retch as a kid!

Buy this! - Trust me on this people, I'm a scientist.
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The good points - very fast, convenient to use and easy to read.
The bad points - appears unreliable as sequential readings in same ear can vary by more than 1 whole degree C. (- so am I ill or not?)
Also read the description carefully - Braun PROFESSIONAL thermometers may well be "in use in Doctors surgeries" but this actual model is described in the leaflet as a HOME thermometer and is over a £100 cheaper than the professional models.......
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We love our thermometer, bought it when our son was born and were really surprised to see that its the same one they used on the maternity ward when our daughter was born! Will never go back. Always works and earpiece refills have been easy to get hold of.
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