"In the absence of proper training it is very common for someone who uses infrared thermometers or cameras to perform fever screening to do it wrong," commented Dr. Robert G. Schwartz, AAT Chairman of the Board.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (PRWEB) June 01, 2020
Fever detection is a critical tool for businesses and public spaces as the Country begins opening back up in the face of Covid-19 – but only when performed accurately. To help, the AAT has issued and published new, science-based temperature measurement fever screening training programs and recommendations (available now at http://courses.aathermology.org). Statements or certificates of participation and compliance attestation are also available upon successful completion of the course.
Our free, online training courses and white paper on IR temperature measurement and fever screening offer individuals, businesses, and agencies a reliable educational format to help assure that IR fever screening is being done right. Our recommendations are internationally peer reviewed and conform to the FDA’s Guidance for Industry (April 2020), and ISO standard Technical Report 13154 as published in 2017.
When the media reports that the White House and the CDC are at odds over IR fever screening it is not because of accurate reporting, but rather due to incomplete understanding of subject.
In the absence of proper training it is very common for someone who uses infrared thermometers or cameras to perform fever screening to do it wrong. This results in unreliable results. Worse yet, fevers can be missed and healthy people can be told they need secondary screening.
Since secondary screening is still needed, some ask why do IR fever screening at all? The answer is simple. IR temperature measurement is non-contact, and better still, with medical grade devices it can be obtained while still practicing social distancing. This allows or rapid screening without risking safety – a critical tool to allow for our Country to reopen.
As a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated toward promulgating scientific medical thermology applications, the AAT wants to help as we deal with the current pandemic. IR screening has a definite role in helping America if done safely and correctly.
Those who are interested in hands on training and presentations should register at http://annualmeeting.aathermology.org for the AAT’s Annual Scientific Session to be held September 12 & 13, 2020 at the Emory University Conference Center and Hotel.
The American Academy of Thermology (AAT) is the premiere North American non-profit professional organization consisting of medical doctors and professionals focused on the advancement of scientific development and education for medical infrared imaging. It was founded in 1971 and is a multi-disciplinary organization that promotes education, research and the clinical application of medical infrared imaging.