When I got a chance to review SantaMedical Professional Clinical RY220 Large LCD Non-contact Infrared Thermometer, I was more than thrilled as if I had hit a jackpot. The height of my excitement was majorly due to the fact that my daughter, who is three, does not response well to the old-school thermometer which I need to insert in mouth or butt to get accurate reading.
My daughter was born 3 months premature and was in NICU for 4 months before she finally came home. During her hospital stay she had one heart operation and a number of other intrusive tests. This experience, though happened when she was a baby, has created a very unpleasant memory and thus whenever she feels anyone is even trying to be intrusive she responds very badly. This makes it very difficult for me to take her temperature during illness.
SantaMedical Professional Clinical RY220 Large LCD Non-contact Infrared Thermometer, being non-intrusive, is what I had been looking for! It is a perfect thermometer to take temperature readings from a distance. As it is a no-contact thermometer it can be used for many people at the same time without the need of using disinfectant, which is not the case with the old-school ones.
I love the overall gun like design of this thermometer and as well as the large size, which makes it easier to hold it in your hand while taking a reading. It operates on 2AA battery which comes with the product. You also get one velvet carry pouch to store the thermometer as an added bonus. To get a reading you simple need to place the thermometer at a small distance (between 1″ to 4″) from forehead and it does its job within seconds, sparing you from the hassle of inserting it in the mouth and waiting ages to get the reading.
The large LCD screen, with a backlight for night time usage, makes it easier to read the readings. This model can accurately take temperatures between 89 and 109 F ((32-43 Celsius). You can choose to read the temperature either in Fahrenheit or in Celsius degrees.
The best thing about this model is that it is clinically calibrated, thus can convert the forehead temperature reading (external surface) into internal body temperature, which represents an important vital sign. In case the temperature reading is too high, the audio alarm feature alerts the user of the high reading.
Overall, SantaMedical Professional Clinical Infrared Thermometer is one of the best model I have ever tried. It makes it easier for you to take temperatures for newborns, infants, children and even adults. I find it a great asset!
You can purchase it on Amazon by following the given link: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B004AMVVJI
~~~~~~~~I was not compensated for this review. I received this product on heavily discounted price, via. Tomoson, in exchange for my honest opinion. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.~~~~~~~~~~