Commonly used for babies, young children, or when it is difficult to take an oral or underarm temperature.
1. Cover the thermometer's tip with a probe cover and lubricate with a water-soluble jelly for easier insertion. Do not use a petroleum jelly. Read the label of the lubricant to be sure you are using the right kind.
2. Lay the patient on his/her side. If the patient is an infant, the proper position for a baby is to lay on its stomach with legs hanging down, either across your knees or at the edge of a bed or changing table. This positions the infant's rectum for safe and easy insertion of the thermometer.
3. Gently insert the tip of the thermometer no more than 1/2 inch into the rectum. If you detect resistance, stop. Hold the thermometer in place during measurement.
4. When the peak temperature is reached 10 beep signals will sound and the "degrees F" sign will stop flashing. The temperature is now confirmed. Note: this method produces a temperature 1 degrees higher than a temperature taken orally.
5. Turn the thermometer off by pressing the ON/OFF button. If you forget to turn it off, the thermometer will automatically turn off after approximately 10 minutes.
6. Dispose of used probe cover and wash the thermometer as recommended.
The fever signal feature alerts you of temperature readings above 99.5 degrees F with a flashing display and a rapid alarm tone that lasts for about 10 seconds.
To recall the last temperature.
When the thermometer is turned on, the display will show a test, after which the last measured temperature will be shown for approximately 2 seconds on the LCD display.
Clean the probe tip by washing with soap and warm water or by disinfecting with rubbing alcohol (70% isopropyl alcohol).
Wipe dry with soft cloth.
Do not boil or clean in dishwasher. This will cause the thermometer to no longer function and will void the warranty.
Do not wash the unit with any thinner or chemical solvent.
Changing the batteries.
The Vicks® Digital Thermometer features a long life battery. When the " appears in the lower right of the display, the battery is exhausted and needs replacing.
1. Unscrew the battery cap with a coin.
2. Replace the battery with a 1.55V, LR41 alkaline, L736 or SR41 silver oxide type or equivalent. Insert the new battery with the positive (+) side facing the back of the unit.
3. Replace the cover and screw back into place, making sure that the cap is secure to protect the battery compartment from moisture.
To protect the environment, dispose of empty batteries at appropriate collection sites according to national or local regulations. Keep out of reach of young children, elderly and pets.
Test protocol (laboratory use only).
Test protocol for testing to ASTM standard E1112:
1. Place thermometer into a stable liquid bath with a temperature set above 95 degrees F. The tip of the thermometer should be approximately 0.8 inches (2cm) below the surface.
2. Wait for 10 seconds, then turn thermometer on by pressing the blue "ON/OFF" button.
3. When the measurement is completed (approximately 15 seconds), record the temperature reading.
4. Do not touch or hold thermometer when taking a measurement in liquid bath.
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Thank you for purchasing the Vicks Digital Thermometer, a professionally accurate instrument for faster and easier temperature taking. Please read these instructions carefully to ensure accurate temperatures and safe operation. When used properly, this high quality product will give you years of accurate, dependable service.
Important safety information:
High, prolonged fever requires medical attention especially for young children. Please contact your physician.
Do not allow children to take their temperatures unattended.
Do not allow children to walk or run during temperature taking.
If you have any questions or comments about the Vicks Digital Thermometer, call our toll-free Consumer Relations Line: 1-800-477-0457 or e-mail [email protected]
Temperature readings vary from person to person. Although there is no one "normal" temperature reading, a temperature, taken orally, ranging between 97 degrees F and 100 degrees F is considered normal. A rectal temperature is generally 1 degrees higher and an underarm (axillary) temperature will be 1 degrees lower.
The best method to determine your own normal temperature is to use the thermometer when you are feeling well. Record your reading twice a day (early morning and late afternoon). Take the average of the two temperatures. This is considered your normal body temperature. Any variation from it may indicate some sort of illness and you should consult your physician.
Your Vicks digital thermometer is a 3-in-1 thermometer for oral, rectal, or underarm use. Whichever method is used, it is recommended that for 15 minutes prior to use, avoid eating or drinking any liquids, exercising, taking showers or baths or smoking.
Disposable probe covers are provided with your Vicks digital thermometer. Place a cover on the probe tip each time the thermometer is used to help prevent spread of germs. Additional probe covers can be purchased at most drug stores or pharmacy departments.
Important: before first use, remove label from the display.
Operating your Vicks digital thermometer.
1. Turning the unit on.
1. Turn unit on by pressing the ON/OFF button (Fig. 1).
2. Wait for unit to get ready.
- A beep will sound and the display will perform a self-test for about 2 seconds (Fig. 2).
- The display will show last measurement for 2 seconds (Fig. 3).
- When the thermometer starts to measure, the display will show "L" if lower than 90 degrees F (Fig. 4).
2. Selecting a temperature location.
1. It is suggested to use a probe cover for Oral Use. Discard the probe cover after taking a temperature.
2. It is important to place the tip of the thermometer well under the tongue to get a good, accurate reading. (Fig. 5) Place sensor tip in areas marked with. Keep mouth closed and sit still to help ensure an accurate measurement.
3. When the peak temperature is reached, 10 beep signals will sound and the "degrees F" sign will stop flashing.
4. Turn the thermometer off by pressing the ON/OFF button. If you forget to turn it off, the thermometer will automatically turn off after approximately 10 minutes.
5. Dispose of used probe cover and wash the thermometer as recommended.
Under-the-arm (Axillary) use:
This method is used for babies and young children.
1. Wipe the underarm with a towel.
2. Place the probe tip under the arm so the tip is touching the skin and position your arm next to your body (Fig. 6). With a young child, it is sometimes helpful to hug the child to keep their arm next to their body. This ensures that the room air does not affect the reading.
3. When the peak temperature is reached, 10 beep signals will sound and the "degrees F" sign will stop to turn it off, the thermometer will automatically turn off after approximately flashing. The temperature is now confirmed.
Note: this method produces a temperature 1 degrees lower than a temperature taken orally.
4. Turn the thermometer off by pressing the ON/OFF button. If you forget 10 minutes.
5. Wash the thermometer as recommended.