INCU II ST Heater, Skin Temperature Heater Assembly
Incubators and radiant warmers have at least one skin temperature probe that is attached to the patient and used to monitor the baby’s temperature. It is this probe that indicates to the medical staff the temperature of the patient, aids in medical diagnosis, influences the set-point of the incubator/radiant warmer temperature, and alarms staff to potential dangerous environmental situations or a patient’s condition. Thus, it is absolutely vital the skin temperature probe is tested properly and accurately. In order to test the accuracy of an incubator or radiant warmer’s skin temperature probe, you need the to use the Skin Temperature Heater Assembly (STHA) in conjunction with the INCU II. The STHA is an accessory and connects directly to the INCU II. Simply place the skin temperature probe from the DUT into the STHA, turn on the STHA, and press “TEST on the INCU II, and the INCU II will make the measurement. Traditionally, hot water baths and a reference thermometer have been used to test the accuracy of the skin temperature probes; however, this can take a significant amount of time and can be faulty in accuracy. The STHA provides an accurate, reliable, and easy-to-use solution. By using the STHA with the INCU II, the accuracy of the probe and temperature indicator on the incubator/radiant warmer can be measured within minutes, and the INCU II will display an automatic PASS/FAIL reading for easy test result analysis.