BRAUN IRT3030 ThermoScan 3 Ear Thermometer
- Protective cap
- Disposable Hygiene cap
- «start» button
- Probe tip (lens)
- Hygiene cap detector
- Battery door safety lock
- Battery door (1 X 3V type 2032 battery)
The Braun ThermoScan® Ear Thermometer is indicated for intermittent measurement and monitoring of human body temperature for people of all ages.
Important safety information
Please consult your doctor if you see symptoms such as unexplained irritability, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, changes in appetite or activity, seizure, muscle pain, shivering, stiff neck, pain when urinating, etc. in spite of absence of fever. The operating ambient temperature range for this thermometer is 10 – 40 °C (50 – 104 °F). Do not expose the thermometer to temperature extremes (below –25 °C / –13 °F or over 55 °C / 131 °F) or excessive humidity (> 95 % RH). This thermometer must only be used with genuine Braun ThermoScan® disposable Hygiene caps. Other probe covers can lead to inaccuracy. To avoid inaccurate measurements always use this thermometer with a new, clean, disposable Hygiene cap. If the thermometer is accidentally used without a disposable Hygiene cap, clean the lens after use (see «Care and cleaning»). Keep disposable Hygiene caps out of reach of children. This thermometer is intended for household use only. Use of this thermometer is not intended as a substitute for consultation with your physician. The ThermoScan® Ear thermometer is not intended to interpret hypothermic temperatures. This thermometer must stay in stable ambient (room) temperature for 30 minutes before operating.
Audio fever indicator
Thermometer will signal by beeps normal temperature, fever or high fever.
Normal body temperature is a range. It varies by site of measurement and it tends to decrease with age. It also varies from person to person and fluctuates throughout the day. Therefore, it is important to determine normal temperature ranges.
How to use your Braun ThermoScan®
Before taking the temperature, make sure the ear is free from obstructions or excess earwax. Do not attempt to take the reading without a disposable Hygiene cap on – the measuring sensor must be kept protected and clean from earwax to give accurate readings. Change the disposable Hygiene cap with each use to ensure hygiene, to keep a child safe from cross-contamination and to ensure earwax residues on the disposable Hygiene cap do not impact accuracy of the reading.
- To turn the thermometer on, push the «start» button (4).
- During an internal self-check, the display shows all segments.
- The reading shown on the screen is the last temperature taken.
- A flashing symbol of a Hygiene cap will appear if no Hygiene cap is attached. Temperature can be taken only if Hygiene cap is mounted on the probe.
- The thermometer is ready to use after two beeps are sounded and the non-flashing ear icon appears.
- In clinical studies, precision and accuracy of ear thermometer measurement has been shown to be influenced by variability in user technique. Correct probe placement is essential for accurate measurements. Place the ear probe snugly in ear canal and direct towards opposite temple, then push the “start” button (4). Keep the thermometer steady in the ear canal.
The temperature in right and left ear differs, always compare measurements from the same ear. The natural physiological difference may reach 0.2 °C. In the absence of confounding factors, in high-risk population (like infants or immunosuppressed people) use the highest of the two to interpret the patient’s condition. One beep signals normal temperature. Audio fever indicator will trigger 2 consecutive beeps when the reading is equal or higher to 37.5 °C (99.5 °F) and 4 beeps if the reading is equal or higher to 38.6 °C (101.5 °F). The result is shown on the display (7).
- Gently pull off the disposable Hygiene cap (2). Do not use force in removing the disposable Hygiene cap.
- Put on a new, clean, disposable Hygiene cap by snapping into position.
- Place the protective cap on (1).
The Braun ThermoScan Ear thermometer turns off automatically after 60 seconds of inactivity. The thermometer can be turned off by pressing and holding the start button for more than 5 seconds.
Disposable Hygiene caps
Use a clean disposable Hygiene cap with each measurement:
- To ensure hygienic use
- To protect your child from cross-contamination
- To ensure earwax residues do not impact the accuracy of the reading.
Earwax and dirt on the tip of the disposable Hygiene cap, even in microscopic layers, can create an obstacle between the sensor and the infrared heat emitted by the ear and impact the accuracy of the measurement.
- Replace the disposable Hygiene cap with every use to to maintain accuracy, hygiene and to prevent cross-contamination.
- A measurement taken in the right ear may differ from the measurement taken in the left ear. Therefore, always take the temperature in the same ear.
- The ear must be free from obstructions or excess earwax build-up to take an accurate reading.
- External factors may influence ear temperatures, including when an individual has:
- been lying on one ear or the other
- had their ears covered
- been exposed to very hot or very cold temperatures, or
- been recently swimming or bathing.
- In these cases, remove the individual from the situation and wait 20 minutes prior to taking a temperature.
- If ear drops or other ear medications have been placed in the ear canal of one ear, take the temperature in the untreated ear.
Care and cleaning
The probe tip (5) is the most delicate part of the thermometer. It has to be clean and intact to ensure accurate readings. If the thermometer is accidentally used without a disposable Hygiene cap, clean the probe tip as follows: Very gently wipe the surface with a cotton swab or soft cloth moistened with alcohol. Do not use cleaners other than alcohol on the probe tip. Use of other cleaners could damage the tip. Once the alcohol has dried completely, a new disposable Hygiene cap can be put on and a temperature measurement taken. If the probe tip is damaged, please contact your authorized local service center. Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the thermometer display and product exterior. Do not use abrasive cleaners. Never submerge this thermometer in water or any other liquid. Store the thermometer and disposable Hygiene caps in a dry location free from dust and contamination and away from direct sunlight. Additional disposable Hygiene caps (LF40) are available at most stores selling Braun ThermoScan.
Changing the temperature scale
- Make sure the thermometer is turned off. Press and hold down the <<start>> button. Keep holding down the <<start>> button and after about 3 seconds the display will start to cycle between temperature scales (°C or °F).
- Release the start button when the desired scale is shown. This will reset the thermometer to the new temperature scale.
Replacing the battery
The thermometer is supplied with one 3V Lithium cell battery (type 2032). Insert new battery when the low battery symbol appears on the display. The battery door design is intended to prevent a small child from easily opening the battery door to address aNB possible choke hazard. Open the battery compartment by inserting a narrow pointed object such as a ball point pen or paperclip into the small hole above the battery door (8). While pressing into the hole slowly slide back the battery door with the other hand. To close battery door align the tabs along the side of the battery into the battery compartment and slowly slide back into position until the door clicks into its locked position.
This product has been calibrated at the time of manufacture. If used according to the use instructions, periodic calibration is not required. This device is not intended as a substitute for regular check-ups by your doctor, please consult your doctor if you have any doubt about the temperature reading. LOT and Serial numbers of your product must be provided as they are essential to record and follow up your inquiry or claim. The LOT and Serial numbers are located in the battery compartment. The production date is given by the LOT number and can be deciphered as explained below: The first 3 numeric digits in the LOT number represent the day of the year of manufacture. The next 2 numeric digits represent the last two numbers of the calendar year of manufacture and the letter(s) at the end designate the manufacturer of the product. (E.g.: LOT No.: 12313tav this product was made on the day 123, year 2013 at the manufacturer code tav.)
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