When it comes to Ebola, even the simple act of taking a temperature could be deadly. An innovative non touch thermometer which avoids contact with infected patients could play a vital role in fighting the spread of the killer disease. In monitoring communities and potential at risk-people, healthcare workers are checking each individual’s temperature at least twice a day.
The global Ebola crisis has now claimed over 5000 lives, with no sign of stopping. Therefore, the need to improve infection control in every aspect of patient care has never been more important.
Experts at the Irish company ARC Devices are leading the way when it comes to protecting front-line staff, doctors, nurses and patients from contracting the disease. Recently, ARC sent 800 VeraTemp+™ to Ebola hit Nigeria.
The use of non-invasive thermometers such as VeraTemp™ can play an integral role in preventing cross-infection in healthcare institutions worldwide. The user simply has to point the thermometer at the patient’s forehead and click to take the reading. Traditional style thermometers may put healthcare workers and patients at increased risk of cross-infection when they handle and dispose of the probe covers that have touched the patients.
The US Centre For Disease Control has recommended the use of non touch thermometers, such as VeraTemp™, to reduce the risk of cross-infection when taking temperature readings in their port of entry screening protocols.
VeraTemp+™ is currently used across NHS hospitals throughout the UK and US. It is CE marked and FDA cleared.
ARC Devices will be showcasing their portfolio of innovative non touch thermometers at the MEDICA trade exhibition taking place in Dusseldorf from the 12-14th November. Distributor companies wishing to learn more about ARC’s devices can visit the ARC team at hall 16 G25-1.
For further information about ARC products please contact
Dr. Roisin Molloy
International Sales Director
Tel: +44289002 0640