Welch Allyn CareTemp Touch Free Thermometer REF 105801


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Intended use 

The CareTemp™ Touch Free thermometer is a clinical-grade device intended for the intermittent measurement of human body temperature in patients of all ages in a professional-use environment. 

General warnings and cautions 

Warning and caution statements can appear on the thermometer, the packaging, the

shipping container, or in this document.

The thermometer is safe for patients and clinicians when used in accordance with the

instructions and with the warning and caution statements presented in this manual.

Before using the thermometer, familiarize all operating personnel with the general safety

information in this summary. Specific warnings and cautions are also found throughout

this manual.

• Failure to understand and observe any warning statement in this manual could lead

to patient illness, injury, or death.

• Failure to understand and observe any caution statement in this manual could lead to

damage to the equipment or other property, or loss of patient data.

WARNING Patient safety. The thermometer is designed for the

intermittent measurement of the human body’s temperature, and can be

used upon people of all ages. The following recommendations must be

carefully observed during the product’s use. Any activities that are

inconsistent with or do not take into account these recommendations could

result in personal injury or could affect the accuracy of the thermometer


WARNING Patient safety. If the accuracy of any measurement is in

question, check the patient’s temperature with an alternate method and

then check to verify the device is functioning properly.

WARNING Safety risk. The thermometer battery must be kept strictly out

of the reach of children, as ingestion of the battery could result in poisoning

or other serious health risks.

WARNING Safety risk. Always dispose of batteries in accordance with

applicable legal regulations.

CAUTION Always use new batteries of the type and specification

indicated in this manual. Mixing old and new batteries will shorten the

battery life.

CAUTION Do not use rechargeable batteries, as these may be of inferior

quality and duration. The use of rechargeable batteries could compromise

the performance of this device.

CAUTION Leaking batteries can damage the device. Remove the batteries

whenever the device is not expected to be used for an extended period of

time (e.g. multiple months).

CAUTION If a battery has leaked, put on protective gloves and clean the

battery compartment with a dry cloth.

CAUTION Federal US law restricts sale of the device identified in this

manual to, or on the order of, a licensed healthcare practitioner

CAUTION Proper measurement distance between 4 and 6 cm from the

patient’s forehead is essential to the accuracy of the temperature

measurement determination.

CAUTION Unauthorized modifications to the device are not permitted. Do

not modify the product in any way without the manufacturer’s prior


CAUTION In order to avoid incorrect measurements, make sure that the

lens on the thermometer’s infrared sensor lens is clean and intact prior to


CAUTION Avoid touching the infrared sensor lens directly with your


CAUTION Do not expose the thermometer to extreme temperatures or

humidity levels. Make sure that you follow the instructions provided in this

manual. Do not expose to direct sunlight.

CAUTION The thermometer is NOT waterproof.

CAUTION Avoid dropping the device.

CAUTION Do not autoclave. Follow only the cleaning procedures

described in this manual.

Note Both the patient and the thermometer should be kept within the same

environmental conditions for at least 30 minutes prior to each


Note Avoid taking temperature measurements for at least 30 minutes after

physical activity, bathing, swimming, consuming food or beverages, or

spending time outdoors.

Note Wait at least 1 minute between temperature measurements.

Measurements performed too frequently could result in incorrect

temperature readings.

Note Contact Welch Allyn or your local Welch Allyn representative for any

assistance with configuration, use, and maintenance operations.

Note Avoid pointing the infrared sensor at any heat source other than a patient.

This might affect patient measurements.

Note Avoid exposing the device to external heat sources. This might affect

patient measurements.

Note If possible, measurements should always be taken by pointing the infrared

sensor at the same area of the forehead. Temperatures measured at

different locations on the temples or on opposite sides of the head can vary


Note Holding the thermometer in your hands for too long or exposing the device

to external heat sources could result in distorted temperature readings. For

this reason, the body temperature reading could result as being higher or


lower than the actual value.

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