If you are a member of todays medical field and work in a hospital or a pharmacy that is in charge of taking care of and storing certain medications and vaccinations; then you have been given a very large and very important responsibility. There are many medications, especially vaccinations that need to be stored at a specific temperature in order to keep their potency and to work as they are designed to. There are a number of these items that will need to either be frozen or refrigerated and if they are not stored at the exact right temperature then they can actually be harmful to the patient. With this in mind it is important that anyone in this industry who is in charge of storage of these items has the right digital temperature sensor in place.
Having the right temperature sensor system in place for your vaccination storage system is important as you should have a system that not only monitors the temperature of your storage facility but will provide alerts whenever fluctuations take place. According to the CDC the number one issue with vaccinations today losing potency is from improper temperature storage; and this can be stopped with the right digital temperature sensor. You should always use a temperature alert system that provides a NIST and NPL traceable Calibration Certificate for temperature and humidity standards. There are other important things to look for in your digital temperature sensor as well.
You should look for a digital temperature sensor that offers continuous 24/7 temperature monitoring so you can have a greater peace of mind. There should also be a system in place that will provide comprehensive reporting detail on a monthly basis in an easy to read layout. The digital temperature sensor should also be able to provide corrective action history information. The report system will be able to easily list your vaccination provider number, your location name and contact information as well so that you can have everything easily set up through the state.
Finally you should make sure that your digital temperature sensor maintains and keeps track of temperature history even during power outages and in the event of a refrigerator failure. You should be able to receive alerts on this and on other changes via email, text message or call in order to always keep an eye on your storage facility.