AMG Medical Physio logic Operating instructions

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Introduction
Introduction................................................................... 4
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About body temperature............................................... 5
Important / safety notes ............................................... 6
Exterior appearance and functions............................... 7
Insta-Therm
Operating instructions ............................................... 8-9
Error messages .......................................................... 10
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Quick-Scan Thermometer
Ear • Forehead
Instructions
To replace the battery................................................. 10
Symbols description.................................................... 11
Dear Customer,
Thank you for purchasing your new Physio Logic®
Insta-ThermTM Quick-Scan Thermometer. This thermometer's
innovative design offers 2 convenient and accurate ways to
measure body temperature instantly. What’s more, its colourcoded screen light alerts you of a fever (orange) or lets you
know that the reading is normal (green) when in poor lighting
conditions.
Speed:
Care and cleaning....................................................... 11
• Advanced technology allows for instant digital readings in
less than 1 second.
Technical specifications.............................................. 12
Accurate:
Caution ....................................................................... 12
• Proven clinical accuracy for readings you can trust.
Troubleshooting.......................................................... 13
Comfortable:
To recall memory ........................................................ 14
To change temperature scale ..................................... 14
• Modern and versatile compact design makes taking
temperature readings easier.
Fever alarm ................................................................ 14
Hygienic:
Your normal temperature readings ............................. 15
Warranty ..................................................................... 15
• Easy to clean.
Convenient:
• Requires no probe covers!
• Innovative design allows for choice of 2 body temperature
measuring options: Ear and Forehead.
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• Memory stores last 10 readings.
User Friendly:
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• One-button easy operation and large easy-to-read 3-digit
LCD give convenience at the touch of a finger.
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In order to obtain accurate readings make sure to read this
instruction manual thoroughly before using. Keep it handy for
future reference.
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About body temperature
Several factors can affect normal body temperature. It
fluctuates throughout the day; being generally lower in the
morning and higher during the afternoon. Also as we age, our
normal body temperature tends to decrease slightly (see table
below for reference). Different parts of human body also have
different temperatures: generally, ear temperature is close to
oral temperature but higher than underarm temperature.
Body temperature average per age
Age
0-2
°C 36.4 - 38.0
°F 97.5 - 100.4
3-10
36.1 - 37.8
97.0 - 100.4
11-65
35.9 - 37.6
96.6 - 99.7
+65
35.8 - 37.5
96.4 - 99.5
Body temperature is controlled by the hypothalamus. The
blood flowing through the hypothalamus also flows through the
eardrum in the middle ear. For this reason, taking a
temperature reading in the ear can give a good estimation of
body temperature.
The Physio Logic Insta-Therm Quick-Scan Thermometer uses
infrared technology, which allows detection of the energy
emitted from the eardrum and its surrounding tissue and
conversion of the energy into a temperature reading.
Normal body temperature is different from person to person.
Knowing this temperature can be important for future
situations. Use your Physio Logic Insta-Therm Quick-Scan
Thermometer to take a normal temperature reading of you and
each member of your family and write it down on the last page
of this booklet for future reference.
Important notes
• This thermometer is designed for taking temperature
readings from the ear and forehead only. DO NOT use it for
measuring rectal, oral or underarm temperature.
• This thermometer is calibrated and ready to use.
• This thermometer does not require probe covers.
• The thermometer body is NOT waterproof, only the infrared
probe is. Direct contact of the body with water or other
liquids must be avoided.
• A low battery symbol (
to be replaced.
) indicates that the battery needs
• This thermometer is a delicate electronic device. Please
handle with care.
• Do not use the thermometer if the ear canal is wet or if the
person is suffering from an ear disease.
• Do not apply force when inserting the probe into ear canal.
• This thermometer is intended for household use only. Use
of this thermometer is not intended as a substitute for
physician’s consultation.
Recommendation
• Wait at least 30 minutes after eating, exercising or bathing
before taking a temperature reading.
Exterior appearance and functions
Optical lens
• Earwax and other obstructions will affect the accuracy of
the readings. Before using, ensure that the optical lens is
clean. If it is covered by earwax, wipe it with a cotton swab.
If desired, moisten the swab with alcohol. If alcohol is used,
wait 5 minutes after cleaning the lens before taking a
reading.
• Do not use the thermometer if the ambient temperature is
below 10°C (50°F) or above 40°C (104°F).
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3- To change the reading mode, press the function switch
button and hold it for 3 seconds. The “
” symbol
indicates that the thermometer is now in forehead mode.
To switch back to ear mode, press the function switch
button again and hold it for 3 seconds (the “
” will
disappear).
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2- Place the probe at temple level leaving 1 cm between the
probe and the skin.
Scan
button
Function
switch
button
3- Press the scan button. A “beep” will indicate that the
measurement is complete. The temperature will appear
on the display.
Since forehead temperature is lower than ear temperature
and it is easily influenced by ambient temperature, we
recommend to also measure the ear temperature when
the result is higher than 37°C in forehead mode.
Display
On/Off
button
Battery
cover
• Do not use the thermometer if the ambient humidity is
higher than 95%RH.
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2- Press the On/Off button to turn the power on. The display
will show all screen icons and will emit a “beep”. When
the symbol “
” appears, the thermometer is ready to
take a reading.
1- Ensure that the forehead mode is active (“
Probe
Safety notes
• Please read the entire instruction manual before using this
thermometer. Proper measuring technique is crucial to
achieving accurate readings. Improper use will affect
results.
1- Make sure that the optical lens is clean.
(see safety notes)
To measure temperature in forehead mode
• Do not expose the thermometer to direct sunlight.
• Store at normal room temperature and humidity.
Operating Instructions
Screw
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To measure temperature in ear mode
1- Ensure the ear mode is active (“
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2- Gently pull on the top of the ear to straighten the ear canal.
This will give the thermometer a clear path to the eardrum
(for children under 1 year old, see note below).
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Note : For children under 1 year old
Pull the ear straight back instead
of pulling it up.
Error messages
Symbols description
Technical specifications
LCD
LCD
Description
Model:
All icons are displayed. The unit has been
turned on.
Physio Logic Insta-Therm QuickScan Thermometer (016-670)
Sensor type:
Thermopile
Comments
The temperature is higher than 50°C.
HI
°C
LO
°C
°C
°F
The temperature is lower than 0°C.
°C
The ambient temperature is higher than 40°C.
AH
°C
AL
°C
°C
The ambient temperature is lower than 10°C.
°C
°C
The battery running with low charge.
Please replace the battery.
Check if the unit is turned on or if the battery
has been loaded proprely.
(While tugging the ear, fit the probe snugly into the ear
canal, as deep as possible.)
3- Press the scan button. Do not move the unit before a “beep”
is heard.
4- After the “beep”, remove the thermometer carefully from the
ear canal. The temperature value will appear on the display.
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°C
Ready for ear readings. The icon “
”
indicates that the unit is in ear thermometer
mode.
Ready for forehead reading. The icons
“
” indicate that the unit is in forehead
thermometer mode.
The thermometer is taking readings.
The reading is ready. The unit is reporting the
last reading value and it is also ready for the
next reading.
Low battery. The battery should be replaced.
To replace the battery
When the low battery (
) symbol appears, it is time to
replace the old battery with a new one.
Care and cleaning
1- Use a new lithium battery, type CR2032 or equivalent.
Clean the uniquely-designed waterproof probe with a soft,
alcohol-moistened cloth after each use.
2- Take out the screw and remove the battery cover
3- Remove the old battery.
4- Place the new battery, making sure the + side is up.
5- Replace the battery cover and secure with the screw.
Display temperature range: Between 0°C and 50°C
(32°F and 122°F)
Operating ambient
temperature range:
Between 10°C and 40°C
(50°F and 104°F)
Operating ambient
humidity range:
0-95% RH
Memory:
Memorizes last 10 readings
Battery type:
CR2032 Lithium cell (x1)
Battery life:
5,000 measurements or
2 years.
Automatic switch off:
1 minute after last use
Weight:
30g (including battery)
Standard:
Complies with CE and
ASTM requirements
CE Medical device:
Class IIa
Caution
Clean the body of the ear thermometer with a soft, dry cloth.
DO NOT RINCE THE THERMOMETER BODY WITH FLUIDS.
Do not expose the thermometer to extreme temperature,
very high humidity, or direct sunlight. Avoid extreme shock.
Do not drop the thermometer.
Never use an abrasive cleanser or submerge the body of the
ear thermometer in water or other liquids.
Do not touch the probe tip with fingers. Do not disassemble
the thermometer.
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CR2032
Lithium
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Troubleshooting
To recall memory
Your normal temperature readings
1. Consistently low temperature readings :
• Press the On/Off button to turn the unit on.
Family member
• The waterproof lens is dirty.
• Press the On/Off button again.
- Thoroughly clean the lens with a soft, alchoolmoistened cotton cloth.
• The display will show the number 1 and then the value of
the last reading.
• The probe is not positionned proprely in the ear canal
(if used in ear mode).
• Press the On/Off button again. The display will show the
number 2 and then the value of the previous reading.
Verify that the ear mode icon is visible.
- The tip of the probe must be fully seated against the
opening of ear canal. Failure to proprely position the
probe may lead to a low temperature reading.
2. Temperature reading is reported with an “out of range”
message (HI, LO, AH or LH).
• Verify that you are using the correct reading mode (ear or
forehead).
• Scanning sequences are not operated in the ear canal
(if being used in ear mode).
- This may occur if you press the scan button before
placing the thermometer in the ear while the ambient
temperature is not within the measuring range (see
“technical specifications”).
• If operating in forehead mode, ensure that the probe is not
too far or too close from the skin (1cm is recommended).
Reading
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• Repeat the same process described above to view your
last 10 readings.
• Each time that a new reading is taken, the oldest value in
memory is deleted and the new one is kept in memory.
To change temperature scale
• Press the On/Off button to turn the unit on.
Warranty
• Press the On/Off button again and hold. While holding,
press the scan button once. The scale icon will switch from
°C to °F. Press the scan button again to return to the
previous scale. After selecting the desired scale, release
the On/Off button.
Thank you for purchasing the Physio Logic® Insta-ThermTM
Quick-Scan thermometer. This product is warrented to be free
from defects in material and workmanship for a period of one
year of normal use from the date of purchase. This warranty
does not cover damages resulting from abusive or improper
use and applies to covered by this warranty. All claims must
be accompanied by the original bill of sale.
Fever alarm
• When the temperature detected is above 38°C (100.4°F),
the LCD will be illuminated in orange colour to indicate
fever. Otherwise, the screen colour remains green.
Consumer Info-Line
1-800-363-2381
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AMG MEDICAL INC.
8505 Dalton, Montreal, QC H4T 1V5
www.amgphysiologic.com
www.amgmedical.com
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