Advanced CenTrak Fridge Monitoring
The answer is to have a probe which can be remotely monitored. To make it nice and easy make it WiFi, with a battery – they can then be installed pretty quickly and not require cabling or mains adapters. Assuming the WiFi is up to scratch, you can be up and running pretty quickly. CenTrak have temperature probes, which can:
- Sense temperatures from -200C to +50C
- Store results offline in the event of a power outage
- Last multiple years on the same battery life
- Take measurement of temperature at the push of a button
Once you have the probe in place, select how you’d like to be alerted. Coupled with software from Olinqua, you can ensure the probe alerts will always be responded to. You send an alert to a group of staff, indicating which fridge and its location – if no one accepts the alert, further escalation alerts are sent until someone accepts the alert. In this way, you can guarantee it will be dealt with.
In the unlikely event everyone decides to ignore the event, you have an audit trail of who was alerted and when – you can now investigate how it was possible that no-one responded.
Fridge Monitoring: Conclusion
With the contents of clinical fridges being so valuable, it makes complete sense to install temperature probes. It makes no sense to have staff manually checking temperature – it’s a complete waste of clinical resource and in any case is fraught with shortcomings.
Automatic remote monitoring buys so many benefits, with a great return on investment that it has to be an easy decision to make.