Vicks Quick Read Thermometer V912F-24 Review

Overview :
Vicks Quick Read Thermometer with large screen display and Fever InSight feature, an instrument for faster and easier temperature taking.

Vicks Speed Read 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 SpeedReadDigital 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.

   At a Glance
User Rating :  
Category : Oral, rectal, axillary
Model : V912F-24
Min Price : $13.71
Size : 4.5 x 1.2 x 0.5″
Weight : 0.2 ounces
Batteries :  CR1225
 
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Features :
  • Faster readings in as fast as 8 seconds
  • Fever InSight large backlit display changes color to indicate temperature level.
  • Oral, rectal, or underarm use
  • Memory feature displays last temperature taken.
  • Probe covers and storage case included
Pros :
  • Large digital read out, it is very fast.
Cons : 
  • Battery life problems.
Final Rating :     73

 

How to use:

Place a provided probe cover on the probe tip each time the thermometer is used.

Turn unit on by pressing the “On/Off” button. A beep will sound, and the display will flash Red/Yellow/Green for 1 second. The display will show a test, and then the last measurement for 2 seconds. The thermometer is ready to use when the display shows “Lo.”

Oral use:

  • Place tip of thermometer well under tongue. Keep mouth closed, and sit still for accurate measurement.
  • Read thermometer when 5 beep signals sound and “F” sign stops flashing.
  • Dispose of probe cover and wash thermometer as recommended.

Under Arm Use:

  • Wipe underarm with towel.
  • Place probe tip under arm so tip is touching skin.
  • Position arm next to body.
  • For child temperature, hug child to keep arms next to body.
  • Read thermometer when 5 beep signals sound and “F” sign stops flashing.*
  • Turn thermometer off by pressing the “On/Off” button, and wash thermometer as recommended.

Rectal use:

  • Cover thermometer’s tip with probe cover, and lubricate tip with water-soluble jelly. Do not use petroleum jelly.
  • If an adult or child, lay person on his or her side. If an infant, lay baby on stomach with legs hanging down, either across knee or changing table.
  • Insert tip of thermometer no more than 1/2 inch inside rectum.
  • Read thermometer when 5 beep signals sound and “F” sign stops flashing.*
  • Discard probe cover, and wash thermometer as recommended.

*This method produces a temperature 1° higher than temperature taken orally.

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