According to a new study published in Advances in Neonatal Care, recording the body temperature of newborn children using temporal artery thermometry can be implemented to reduce discomfort. The results achieved using temporal artery thermometry is similar to those achieved by axillary thermometry.
The study is determining the precision of temporal artery thermometry in neonates and it was confirmed that the temporal artery thermometer offered greater convenience for neonates than the axillary thermometer approach. The authors of the study confirmed that the temporal artery thermometer is a superior option for measuring temperature in neonates when compared to the axillary thermometer.
When measuring the newborn’s body temperature using the axillary method, scientists found that newborns had to face a lot of discomfort in the form of accelerated heart rates, increased respiratory problems and lower oxygen saturation. It was also established that measurements obtained using temporal artery thermometry provided more comfort for neonates.
The CEO of Exergen, Francesco Pompei mentioned that the research conducted by the company ascertains the worth of temporal artery thermometry. He further added that the proprietary TemporalScanner Thermometer from Exergen was developed to provide a precise and noninvasive technique for all ages as well as to suit the needs of caregivers and healthcare providers.