WATERTOWN, Mass., March 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Exergen TemporalScanner that is used in thousands of healthcare facilities and millions of homes can now add another prime time television show to its resume. On a recent episode of NBC’s newest hit series, Chicago Med, the bestselling Exergen TemporalScanner was used by Dr. Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto) who specializes in emergency pediatric medicine on the show. Dr. Manning uses the TemporalScanner to take the temperature of a young girl who might have a meningitis infection.
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“We are pleased to see the TemporalScanner making its way into popular culture, which is a reflection of the wide acceptance of Exergen’s groundbreaking innovation in medical care,” said Dr. Francesco Pompei, Exergen CEO. “Temporal artery thermometers are fast, easy to use and non-invasive, enabling medical professionals to accurately assess patients while ensuring a comfortable overall experience.”
Exergen was featured in episode 11, “Intervention,” during Chicago Med’s first season. Chicago Med, produced by Emmy Award-winning Dick Wolf, provides insight into the lives of the healthcare providers working at the city’s largest trauma center who use cutting edge technology and innovation to enhance patient lives.
Exergen markets two models of the TemporalScanner thermometer: a professional version for hospitals and clinics, and a consumer model sold in major retailers including Costco, Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreen's, Babies "R" Us, Toys "R" Us, and Kroger. More than two billion temperatures are taken each year with the TemporalScanner in thousands of hospitals and clinics, and millions of homes. Supported by more than 60 peer-reviewed published studies covering all ages from preterm infants to geriatrics, and all care areas from hospitals to homes, the Exergen TemporalScanner is the #1 thermometer in proven accuracy, and the #1 preference of pediatricians, nurses, and moms. For additional information, visit www.exergen.com.
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