Thermometers & Accessories

Thermometers and Accessories
  • McKesson Digital Refrigerator / Freezer Thermometer with Alarm McKesson Brand MCK895RFV

    McKesson

    McKesson Large Digit Single Probe Freezer Thermometer

    The McKesson triple display digital thermometer simultaneously shows the current, minimum and maximum temperatures and updates continuously. An audible and visual alarm will trigger when the temperatures goes above or below the set temperatures. The...

    $49.99
  • Adtemp Non-Contact Skin Surface Thermometer American Diagnostic Corp 432

    ADC

    Adtemp Non-Contact Thermometer 1 Seconds

    Check for temperatures with the AdTemp™ Mini Non-Contact Thermometer. This thermometer is fast, lightweight, compact and easily protable. Temperatures are read without physical contact making it safer and more convenient to use.Option to read...

    $47.99
  • McKesson Datalogging Refrigerator / Freezer Thermometer with Alarm McKesson Brand MCK80021P

    McKesson

    McKesson Datalogging Single Probe Freezer Thermometer

    The McKesson Refrigerator and Freezer data logger thermometer is designed to meet today's CDC and VFC requirements for vaccine storage and monitoring. It is a self-contained data logger that requires no PC software to generate a complete Excel .csv...

    $134.41
  • McKesson Datalogging Refrigerator / Freezer Thermometer with Alarm McKesson Brand MCK80022P

    McKesson

    McKesson Datalogging Dual Probe Freezer Thermometer

    The McKesson Refrigerator and Freezer data logger thermometer is designed to meet today's CDC and VFC requirements for vaccine storage and monitoring. It is a self-contained data logger that requires no PC software to generate a complete Excel .csv...

    $139.95
  • McKesson Digital Refrigerator / Freezer Thermometer with Alarm McKesson Brand MCK821RFV

    McKesson

    McKesson Single Probe Freezer Thermometer

    The McKesson triple display digital thermometer simultaneously shows the current, minimum and maximum temperatures and updates continuously. An audible and visual alarm will trigger when the temperatures go above or below the set temperatures. The...

    $48.90
  • Fisherbrand Durac Refrigerator / Freezer Thermometer PANTek Technologies LLC 13201966

    Fisherbrand

    Fisherbrand Durac Freezer Thermometer

    Dual scale glass thermometer features steel case and red organic liquid. Can be used in a refrigerator or freezer.Rust proof case with stainless steel hanger and enameled aluminum scale Accuracy: ±1°C (±2°F) 4.9 inches long Temperature range in metric is...

    $17.88
  • Fisherbrand Traceable Thermometer / Clock / Humidity Monitor PANTek Technologies LLC 066624

    Fisherbrand

    Fisherbrand Traceable Thermometer / Clock / Humidity Monitor

    A hygrometer is an instrument for measuring the humidity of the air. A thermometer is an instrument for determining temperature. This combination instrument is for use with for incubators, storerooms, drying chambers, hoods, cleanrooms, general lab...

    $86.99
  • Traceable Excursion-Trac Datalogging Thermometer with Alarm Health Care Logistics 19197

    Traceable

    Traceable Excursion-Trac Datalogging Thermometer with Alarm

    Programmable Alarm: Units store up to 10 unique alarm events. Alarm tracking feature stores in memory each alarm event detailing when the alarm state occurred and when the unit returned to within range. Alarm state indicators include visual LEDs, audio...

    $314.99
  • Mabis Basal Digital Stick Thermometer Mabis Healthcare 15-639-000

    Mabis

    Mabis Basal Oral Digital Thermometer Stick 1 Seconds

    This stylish and clinically accurate thermometer is designed to help you fulfill your dreams of becoming a parent. By taking your basal body temperature (BBT) reading each morning, you can determine when ovulation is likely occurring. The thermometer...

    $5.79
Thermometers & Accessories

A thermometer is an essential component of any first aid kit or medicine cabinet. Not so long ago, that meant buying a traditional glass thermometer or a simple digital oral thermometer. Today, however, there are many types of thermometers on the market, and choosing the best one for your needs may take a little research. Consider the different types of medical thermometers available and the pros and cons of each.

Glass Thermometers
Glass thermometers can take oral, axillary (under the arm), or rectal temperatures.

Pros: They’re versatile, they don’t need batteries or another power source, and they’re easily sanitized, so they don’t require any accessories.

Cons: They can break, and some glass thermometers may still contain mercury. They must remain in place for three minutes to obtain an accurate reading, and they’re more difficult to read than other types of thermometers.

Standard Digital Thermometers
Like traditional glass thermometers, standard digital thermometers can take oral, axillary, or rectal temperatures.

Pros: They’re versatile and give you a reading in about 30 seconds. They are more accurate than glass thermometers.

Cons: The battery can run down, and the electronics can malfunction. If you’re using them outside of a home setting, you will need to buy probe covers for sanitary reasons.

Ear (Tympanic) Thermometers
Ear thermometers use infrared technology to measure the body’s temperature at the eardrum.

Pros: This type of thermometer is less invasive than using a glass or digital thermometer to take an oral or rectal temp. Readings are nearly instantaneous. Because they are non-invasive, they’re well-suited for use in children.

Cons: They may be less accurate than temperatures taken orally or rectally. Using one requires purchasing thermometer accessories — in this case, probe covers to fit your specific model. The electronic parts can malfunction, as well.

Forehead (Temporal) Thermometers
Like ear thermometers, forehead thermometers use infrared technology to measure temperature, this time at the temple. Many models do not require contact with the skin to work.

Pros: Touch-free models don’t require any accessories and don’t have to be sanitized between uses. They are child-friendly and provide instant readings.

Cons: External factors such as ambient temperature, drafts, wind, and sunlight can affect the device's accuracy. Certain types of clothing can also cause inaccurate readings, as well.

Like other digital thermometers, they require electricity, and electronic parts can malfunction.

Non-Contact Thermometers
Non-contact thermometers use infrared skin probes to take a temperature without touching the skin. These non-touch thermometers provide instant and accurate temperatures in adults, children, and infants.

Thermometer Sheaths and Probe Cover
Thermometer probe covers are often a disposable cover that helps create a safe environment for taking temperatures. Using a thermometer sheath reduces the risk of contamination when sharing a single thermometer. These are helpful for use at home, healthcare facilities, and nursing homes.

Pacifier Thermometers
A fairly new arrival on the scene, pacifier thermometers are intended for infants or toddlers.

Pros: Easy to use in babies and toddlers.

Cons: They must stay in place for a very long time — up to six minutes — without moving. Readings are less accurate than other types of thermometers.

Disposable thermometer strips are also an option, but their accuracy is far lower than other thermometers. The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine states that they should not be used to make clinical decisions.

A thermometer is a simple but important medical tool. Browse our popular brands including McKesson, AdTemp, and NexTemp to find the thermometer that’s right for you.