19 Monitoring Maternal Temperature
build up of earwax in the ear
excessive patient movement during the measurement
absent, defective, or soiled probe covers
probe covers other than the specified probe covers
external environment temperature outside the range of 16ºC-33ºC (60.8ºF-91.4ºF)
Ensure that the base station is connected with the appropriate cable to the connector on the
Remove the thermometer from the base station.
The thermometer is latched to the base station to avoid an accidental fall when the base station is
moved. To pick up the thermometer from the base station move it slightly up, and then lift it from
the base station to release the latch.
Press the eject key on the thermometer to discard any probe that may have been left on the
thermometer from a previous use.
Pick up a new probe cover from the container on the base station.
Inspect the probe cover to make sure it is fully seated (no space between cover and tip base) and
that there are no holes, tears, or wrinkles in the plastic film.
Place the thermometer with the probe in the ear canal, sealing the opening with the probe tip. For
consistent results, ensure that the probe shaft is aligned with the ear canal.
Press and release the start-up key gently.
Wait until you hear the three beeps.
Remove the probe from the ear.
The temperature values are displayed both on the thermometer itself, and on the connected
Check that the correct temperature label for the measurement site is displayed:
Press the eject key to eject the probe cover into a suitable waste receptacle.
Return the thermometer to the base station.
The thermometer switches to stand-by mode after 30 seconds when it is not used.