Why do I need to verify my skin temperature screening device?
- Do I know if it is reading correctly?
- What do I do if it isn’t?
- Am I sure that it is being used properly?
- Do I know if my unit has an offset?
We can help you be certain of your screening process!
With the onset of COVID-19, skin temperature screening has become critical in identifying persons with potentially Elevated Body Temperatures (EBT). Unfortunately, Infrared (IR) thermometers that are used for this initial skin temperature screening vary greatly in accuracy. In addition, the forehead temperature is different than core body temperature. Without knowing what temperature your IR thermometer is reading, you could be getting false positive readings.