Medline Launches Infrared Thermometers
18 th November 2020
Medline Europe launched a new infrared forehead thermometer—TH5001N—earlier this year, as accurate temperature monitoring is a particularly pivotal process for healthcare professionals and their patients more than ever.
Temperature is a vital sign that is indicative of several forms of illnesses and while there are many ways to measure this, some types of thermometers are no longer in use in parts of the world. For example, mercury-based devices have been banned in EU.
Historically, Medline has always adapted to what its customers need and developing a timely and game-changing product is a necessary response. It is, therefore, a priority for Medline to help contribute to European healthcare systems via its customers (healthcare facilities) in a value-added and innovative way.
An infrared intervention
The pandemic correlates with a peaked global demand for safe, time-efficient and accurate temperature-measuring devices. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) both support evidence that suggests COVID-19 spreads through direct, indirect (via contaminated objects and surfaces) or close contact with infected people—by way of secretions from the mouth and nose.