Most obvious processes include monitoring temperature of refrigerated drugs and vaccines or storage units for pharmaceuticals. Less obvious processes include monitoring ward temperature and humidity levels - it is essential to keep climates comfortable for staff and patients alike. Nurses, doctors and hospital staff work long, hard hours and ensuring optimum comfort levels could enhance work ethic and productivity. In large scale hospitals or surgeries, expensive equipment operates best at certain humidity levels and temperatures, and therefore maintaining different climates in different parts of an establishment is crucial to its smooth operation.
There are many chilled storage units and refrigerators used within healthcare establishments for a number of uses, including the storage of samples and cells, drugs and vaccines. Each product type requires different storage temperature conditions. We offer a range of data loggers which allow you to set up the exact temperature zone required for each refrigeration process used, and our different ranges have different connection types - some with instant temperature zone breach alerts, others that require manual data collection to review the temperature history.
Refrigerated pharmaceuticals need to be monitored to ensure the longevity of the product’s shelf life and the quality of the product. Vaccines must be refrigerated and protected from light at all times, and all refrigerated pharmaceuticals and vaccines must be stored as per the storage recommendations on its packaging. If storage recommendations are not followed, manufacturers will disclaim any responsibility and it is up to each handler to prove due diligence on their part.
The EasyLog temperature monitoring range from FilesThruTheAir includes EL-USB or EL-WiFi data loggers which allow for discrete and continuous temperature monitoring of vaccine and drug fridges. Products recommended for fridge and storage unit monitoring use thermistor probes on lengths of cable, enabling you to attach the physical device externally, whilst feeding the probe inside the fridge unit to take readings discreetly. Loggers in our specific Vaccine Monitoring range come with an external thermistor probe in a glycol bottle which mimics the rate at which vaccines and other liquids react to changes in temperature, giving you highly accurate readings.
Keep your patients calm and comfortable, and help your staff to remain happy and hardworking by maintaining optimum warmth and humidity levels inside the ward. We provide a range of temperature and humidity monitoring solutions with different data collection options, including 24/7 remote access to data using our WiFi-connected loggers, data collection via Bluetooth, and data download straight to PC using our USB data loggers.
EL-WiFi and EL-MOTE product ranges both use a WiFi connection to send and store all recordings to the user’s EasyLog Cloud account, which can be accessed via web browser or on the EasyLog Cloud App from anywhere, at any time. EL-BT-2 uses a Bluetooth App for Android to set up the required device settings and collect data at any chosen time, as long as you are in range of the Bluetooth connection. The small and hard wearing EL-USB product range can be left anywhere in the monitored room to continuously take and store readings, and data can be manually collected as frequently as desired by plugging the device into a PC’s USB port.
Check out our simple-to-use cold chain range of data loggers for monitoring conditions in the transportation of pharmaceuticals and vaccines. Monitor critical temperatures and keep records of reading during the transportation of blood, platelets, drugs and vaccines. Each logger provides a traceable data history, allowing for a faster delivery acceptance process.
EL-CC data loggers come in two range varieties; EL-CC-1 to record temperatures only, and EL-CC-2 which record temperature and humidity levels. Both ranges come in three pre-programmed measurement alarm zones, for the optimum storage conditions of; platelets, blood, and ambient pharmaceuticals. Once a data logging session has ended, take the logger out of use and plug into a PC using the built-in USB connector. Use the EasyLog CC software to download and analyse data.
EL-PDF Ambient Pharmaceutical Goods cold chain data loggers offer the same principle as EL-CC data loggers, only this product range does not require any software to download and analyse data - simply plug into USB port and PDF report will generate automatically.