Throughout my use of the thermometer I found it to be pretty accurate. While the more traditional methods may be more accurate, infrared is much faster and I found it to be within a few tenths which is close enough to determine whether you have a fever and how severe it is. I like the fact that it includes a case although it is on the bulky side. The included directions are detailed and should included all the information you would want.
If you are interested in purchasing the MedPal Infrared Thermometer it can be found here.