PRMC to demo new body temperature scanner starting July 13th
SALISBURY, Md. – Peninsula Regional Medical Center will soon test out a portable, no-touch, non-invasive temperature scanning device.
Starting Monday, July 13th, PRMC will begin testing the Inacom OneScreen GoSafe body temperature scanner in its Hanna Outpatient Center. We’re told the device will quickly take and display the body temperature of the person standing in front of it.
Currently, PRMC is screening all patients arriving for appointments, as well as support persons and escorts who are required for special circumstances. General visitation is still not allowed.
Officials will establish a range in which a person’s temperature must register for possible entry into the facility. Those within the range and who pass some additional screen requirements related to COVID-19 exposure will be considered for visitation or to proceed to their scheduled testing or procedure. If a person’s temperature falls outside of the range, staff at the nearby security reception station will immediately be alerted and the proper precautionary action will be determined.
During this trial phase, patients, support persons, and escorts will be randomly chosen for screening using the artificial intelligence provided by the OneScreen GoSafe temperature scanner. Health officials say if the device proves to be successful and beneficial, the Penninsula Regional Health System may implement the tool at both PRMC and Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford to help staff with screening of temperatures once limited visitation begins again.