The device can also accommodate the SureTemp Plus electronic thermometer, making it the first multiparameter vital signs device that can accommodate both thermister oral/axillary/rectal and tympanic ear thermometry accessories simultaneously, Welch Allyn said.

The Braun ThermoScan PRO 4000 Ear Thermometer is designed to take temperatures with the click of a button. It has LCD display with icons that communicate in any language, an intuitive user interface and ergonomic shape.

The Braun ThermoScan is equipped with a preheated probe and sensor for reliable readings. Its exclusive ExacTemp technology includes an active user feedback LED, allowing for anatomical positioning, and its prominent memory button recalls the last temperature reading.

In addition, the automatic probe cover eject button reduces the risk of cross-contamination.

Introduced in August 2010, the Connex EVD System reduces vital signs documentation errors in acute care settings. By converging all aspects of vital signs documentation into one system, including patient data capture and wireless transfer to electronic medical records (EMRs), medical charting and documentation errors are reduced thereby improving clinical decision-making and patient outcomes, Welch Allyn said.

In addition, the Connex EVD System provides clinicians in non-critical care settings with immediate access to vital signs anytime, anywhere.

The Welch Allyn Connex EVD System includes the Connex Vital Signs Monitor, Accessory Cable Management Stand, Connex Vitals Management Software, and the new Welch Allyn Partners in Care ServicesSM program that provides personalised support and installation.

Welch Allyn Thermometry global category manager Alisa Salibra said that making an ear thermometry option available provides clinicians with a choice of preferred thermometry technology, taking the already exceptional Connex EVD System and makes it even better, resulting in greater efficiencies, accuracy, and, of course, patient care.