NexTemp® Ultra’s accuracy is the same as, or better than, other thermometers commonly used in a healthcare setting. Each of the dots has its own formulated temperature point that fires at a specific temperature. When a dot fires, the color changes from green to black. The number of temperature dots that fire is dependent on the patient’s temperature. The last black dot provides the accurate temperature reading.
It is important to remember that axillary temperature readings are routinely lower than corresponding oral temperature readings. This difference is normal and expected.
NexTemp® Ultra & NexTemp® Standard: Differences
The difference between NexTemp® Ultra and NexTemp® Standard is the duration of the temperature signal after the thermometer has been removed from the patient’s mouth (or underarm if an axillary temperature is taken). Both thermometers have the same directions for use; the Ultra simply offers a longer period to read the patient’s temperature before the thermometer begins the reset cycle.