LCR Hallcrest Reports That Clinitrend™ Forehead Temperature Disposable Thermometers Perform as Well as Temporal Artery Scanning Thermometers

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A new study in the Journal of Anesthesia practice compares the performance of LCR Hallcrest’s Clinitrend liquid crystal disposable forehead thermometer with a temporal artery scanning thermometer and finds their performance comparable for anesthetized patients.

The Journal of Anesthesia Practice September / October 2014, Volume 8 Issue 5 has published Temperature Measurement in anaesthetized patients, where “A disposable liquid crystal thermometer performs as well as a non-disposable temporal artery infra-red thermometer” say David Southern, Andrew Campbell, Stella Wright and Jim Turner in this study supported by LCRHallcrest.        

The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has recently reported that perioperative hypothermia increases morbidity and mortality of surgical patients and mandates regular temperature measurement. Clinitrend is a liquid crystal thermometer that satisfies the need for a low cost, disposable thermometer that does not invade the body core and estimates core body temperature while meeting the requirements of the ideal thermometer.

Clinitrend is an adhesive backed, core adjusted, latex free, forehead thermometer that provides a continuous display of body temperature with an easy to read moving line.

Rocky Sapienza VP of operations for LCR Hallcrest comments “Clinitrend is always ready, always on, and provides noninvasive patient temperature measurement; it is easy to use, tolerated well by patients and disposable, facilitating adherence to local infection control policy”

The complete study is available for download at

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