SAN DIEGO, June 9, 2005 – Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH), a leading provider of products and services supporting the health care industry, announced today the release of the Alaris® Tri-Site Thermometer, an innovative new tool for temperature measurement. The Alaris® Tri-Site Thermometer features a new smart “adaptive” algorithm that adjusts to the heat transfer characteristics of the appropriate body site, thus providing fast and reliable temperature predictions without dependence on the patient’s age.
The Alaris® Tri-Site Thermometer comes standard with backlight, pulse timer, anti-theft protection, long cords and a three-year limited warranty. Additionally, Cardinal Health offers the Alaris® Tri-Site Thermometer as dual integrated probes for environments where oral, axillary or rectal measurement decisions often occur at the bedside. Only Cardinal Health offers an integrated dual probe design.
Since 1971, Cardinal Health has been partnering with healthcare professionals worldwide to provide electronic thermometry solutions. Worldwide over 1,000,000 temperatures a day are taken with Cardinal Health thermometers.
About Cardinal Health
Cardinal Health, Inc. (www.cardinalhealth.com) is the leading provider of products and services supporting the health care industry. Cardinal Health develops, manufactures, packages and markets products for patient care; develops drug-delivery technologies; distributes pharmaceuticals and medical, surgical and laboratory supplies; and offers consulting and other services that improve quality and efficiency in health care. Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health employs more than 55,000 people on six continents and produces annual revenues of more than $65 billion.
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