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Temperature thermometer strips

Temperature thermometer strips

The Centre for Evidence-based Medicine (Oxford University) advises that Temperature strip thermometers are not accurate enough for use during the Covid 19 Epidemic.  If peripheral thermometers are used they will not detect a fever in about 4 in every 10 children with one.  Peripheral thermometers should not be relied on by clinicians to influence clinical decision making. If there is no alternative, consider the actual temperature measurement will be at out by at least +/-1.5°C and ask for repeated measurements.

Accuracy of strip-like forehead thermometers