The sensor contains no latex, and is constructed of fiber-optic glass. Always handle the sensor with
care to prevent damage, as improper handling can result in inaccurate readings. Never bend any
portion of the sensor into a radius of less than 15 mm (0.6 inches).
You should observe the following general precautions when using the temperature sensor:
Always handle the temperature sensor with care. Upon receiving the temperature sensor,
thoroughly clean and disinfect the device before using it on a patient. Use soap and water and
CaviWipes® disinfectant towelettes and the suggested method to clean and disinfect the sensor,
as the warranty does not cover damage caused by unapproved substances or methods; see
Cleaning, Disinfecting and Inspecting the Accessories, on page 14‐7, for details. Afterward,
connect the sensor to the MR400.
The temperature sensor is sold non-sterile.
11‐2 Monitoring Temperature
Ensure that only the FlexTEMP II Sensor (Esophageal/Rectal/Axillary, Direct Mode), REF
989803194511—and if needed sensor jackets (REF 989803178181)—are used with the
Never immerse the entire sensor in liquid.
Never sterilize the sensor.
Do not tangle, pull or apply excessive force or tension to any portion of the sensor.
Do not expose the sensing tip to temperatures above 50°C (122°F).
Do not alter or modify the sensor, as this can affect performance and accuracy and void
Never use strong solvents such as acetone, freon or other industrial cleaners on the
After each cleaning and before each use, inspect the sensor for damage (cracks, holes,
tears, cuts, et cetera) and always discard a damaged sensor.
Expression MR400 Instructions for Use