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Using the Device
A: The TempTraq patch is water-resistant, not waterproof, and should be removed for a shower or bath and replaced afterwards.
A: TempTraq is a single-use product. It will monitor temperature for up to 72 hours continuously and is then disposable in normal household waste.
Q: How close does the smart device running the TempTraq patient application need to be to the patch?
A: The smart device running the TempTraq patient application must be within 12 metres of the patch to receive temperature data. This distance may be less if there are objects between the patch and the smart device.
A: TempTraq is approved for use on patients of all ages.
A: TempTraq has been third-party tested by an FCC-certified lab (USA) and operates at a level below most wearable fitness tracking devices.
A: The patch should be placed underneath the arm with the corner marked ‘underarm’ high and centred in the axilla. Please refer to the Instructions for Use included with the product for more information on the correct placement of the TempTraq patch.
A: Before placing the patch, thoroughly clean and dry the underarm area to ensure that it is free of lotions, deodorants and body oils. Ensure that the area is dry before applying the patch.
A: The patch uses a soft, gentle silicone-based adhesive and may be applied over hair in the armpit. If the patient is uncomfortable with the patch applied in this manner, you may shave the armpit before application.
A: If the patch moves after application, you can remove the patch, clean the area and re-apply. If the patch is not adhering well, consider using medical tape to secure the patch and keep it in the correct position.
A: The TempTraq patch is constructed using a safe, gentle, silicone-based adhesive. Skin irritation is rare but may occur with some patients. Patients should discontinue use and contact their care provider if they experience any skin irritation.
A: The TempTraq patch is not made with natural rubber latex.
A: Highly accurate, the TempTraq patch has been tested to the ASTM E1112-00 standard (USA), required for all clinical digital thermometers. When placed correctly with the sensor located high and centred in the armpit and with the arm relaxed naturally at the side covering the sensor, accurate temperatures are obtained.
A: To ensure accurate body temperature readings, the arm should be relaxed by the side, enclosing the TempTraq sensor in the armpit. If readings appear to be lower than expected, check the position of the patch to ensure correct placement. If the patch is positioned incorrectly, lower temperatures than expected will appear due to exposure to ambient room temperature.
Q: How does the TempTraq temperature reading compare with oral, axillary, and rectal temperature measurements?
A: TempTraq measures axillary temperature and displays an oral equivalent temperature obtained by adding 0.56 °C to the axillary temperature value. Rectal temperature measurements will generally be 0.28 – 0.56 °C higher than an oral temperature measurement, and a temporal artery temperature measurement will generally be 0.28 – 0.56 °C lower than an oral temperature measurement.
A: There is no identifiable patient information stored on or transmitted from the patch.
A: The patient application displays a patient ID that is used by the clinician to identify the patient. This patient ID is entered by the clinician.
A: The clinician application displays a patient ID and patient ID2 that are used by the clinician to identify the patient. These patient IDs are entered by the clinician.
ALWAYS READ THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE. IF SYMPTOMS WORSEN OR CHANGE UNEXPECTEDLY, TALK TO YOUR HEALTH PROFESSIONAL.