Healthcare – Temperature Monitoring and Cold Chain Management
Temperature monitoring in the healthcare sector is essential. Our temperature monitoring systems, wireless temperature sensors and web based temperature monitoring systems assist in the efficient management and storage of sensitive samples, pharmaceuticals and blood work.
The healthcare industry relies heavily on fridge temperature monitoring and organisations must comply with monitoring legislation. When fridge temperatures fail, healthcare samples can be damaged or lost. A simple mistake, such as leaving a fridge door ajar, is enough to permanently corrupt valuable samples, therefore it is essential to have effective fridge temperature monitoring in place.
Kelsius temperature monitoring systems are used
In blood banks to monitor blood temperatures
In laboratories and hospitals to monitor the temperatures of pharmaceuticals
In transit to ensure medicines, vaccines and sample temperatures are monitored
In operating theatres to monitor Co2 levels
In general cold storage areas to alert of the door being left ajar
Kelsius offers a completely wireless system that automates the process of temperature monitoring in controlled storage and testing environments. The system alarms designated staff members when the temperature deviates from pre-set parameters. The broad scope of applications includes fridges, freezers, incubators in hospitals, laboratories and blood banks.
Blood Bank Temperature monitoring
Blood samples must be kept at a specific temperature in order to give accurate results, and to avoid infection risks. Blood bank temperature monitoring must be implemented at all times in compliance with regulations, and failure to undertake blood bank temperature monitoring could cause serious health risks.
Temperature monitoring for Pharmaceutical Storage
Pharmaceutical storage needs to be monitored at all times to maintain the integrity of samples, products and test results, and lab temperature monitoring is used to keep a constant and up to date record of fridge and freezer temperatures.
Cold Chain Temperature Monitoring
A cold chain is the storage and distribution of products and goods, maintained at a set temperature level. In the healthcare industry cold chain monitoring ensures that medicines, samples and vaccines are kept at the required temperature level during pharmaceutical storage and whilst in transit. Cold chain monitoring is particularly important for vaccines being distributed to hot climate countries, and the transport of blood transfusions and organs for medical procedures. All drugs and biological products must adhere to the Goods Manufacturing Process (GMP), which is enforced by healthcare regulations. In other words cold chain monitoring must be implemented throughout transport and pharmaceutical storage to protect the safety and efficacy of the product.
Mapping of storage Units
In line with regulatory requirements and good practice guidelines hospital laboratories and pharmacies carry out temperature mapping of storage units upon commission and on a periodic basis. With the Kelsius system, users are empowered to carry out their own mapping activities in a cost-effective and time saving manner.
An additional feature of that users can enjoy is the ability to automatically capture any door opening events during the mapping process which can be used to explain potential temperature spikes. The Kelsius mapping system cuts costs from day one. It provides an easy to use customisable reporting system and ensures mapping reports can easily be shared with colleagues, clients and verification authorities.