3 Benefits Of A Temperature Scanning System

Posted on: 15 December 2022

A temperature scanning kiosk is a great way to quickly check for fevers in anyone entering the building. While it may seem a little excessive, temperature screening systems are a great way to prevent the spread of disease. If you would like to know more, check out these three benefits of a temperature scanning system at your medical facility.

1. It Fights the Spread of Disease

The leading benefit of a temperature scanning kiosk is that it fights the spread of disease. By identifying who has a fever, you can direct them to:

  • Cover their face to better protect others
  • Go to a designated area for those with fevers
  • Leave if they don't need medical attention

If you have a fever, it likely means you have an infection. Some infections, like an oral abscess, aren't contagious, but many fevers indicate the presence of a contagious viral infection like Covid-19. Other common and contagious diseases that cause a fever include:

  • Influenza
  • Mononucleosis
  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Tuberculosis

2. It Helps Determine the Severity of a Fever

Some patients may not realize they have a fever, or they may not realize their fever is incredibly high. A fever becomes incredibly problematic if it lasts two hours at 103 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. A fever is also a cause for concern when it passes 105 degrees Fahrenheit, regardless of length.

Not only may the high fever indicate a life-threatening and time-sensitive condition, but it the human body isn't meant to reach or stay at high temperatures. All that excess heat can cause:

  • Seizures
  • Brain damage
  • Death

A temperature kiosk can identify patients that need emergency attention even if they don't realize it themselves.

3. It's Convenient and Easy

Finally, a temperature kiosk is incredibly convenient and easy. They are usually easy for patients to find, and they can be a great starting point for anyone visiting to get information and directions. They are usually fast, so there is no line. Plus, because patients hit the kiosk first, they are less likely to get others sick while they wait in line to check in.

There are many contagious diseases, and a high temperature usually indicates you have an infection, which may include Covid-19 or another dangerous virus. A high temperature can also indicate a serious problem. Temperature kiosks can help in many ways. If you would like to know more, contact a provider in your area to learn more about purchasing kiosks for your business.