Protecting blood samples from temperature variation in transit
The temperature of blood samples during transport is a critical issue that could affect patient safety and accuracy of diagnoses.
Learning from GPhC pharmacy inspections – how technology can help you meet standards
Taking the themes from the GPhC Insights Report- Learning from Inspections, we have considered how technology can assist with meeting GPhC standards, protecting patient safety and upholding quality of care.
How to build a business case for automated temperature monitoring
When it comes to the safe storage of medicines, bloods and samples, an automated monitoring system can provide real value
Vaccine storage: How safe are your systems?
It’s more important than ever that trust in vaccine quality is assured. The most overlooked and undervalued area is the correct storage conditions to ensure vaccine efficacy is maintained.
Automated temperature monitoring in seven simple steps
With manual temperature monitoring it’s not possible to determine how long stock has been exposed to an out-of-spec temperature. The only safe option is to dispose of the stock. These challenges can be overcome by using an automated, calibrated temperature monitoring system.
Digital solutions for the busy pharmacist
Automated temperature monitoring, workflow management solutions and digital record keeping can provide greater accuracy while freeing up staff time.
Managing vaccines for successful immunisation
Vaccines should be stored in a validated vaccine fridge that is monitored to meet regulatory compliance. This fridge should be set to store vaccines between the recommended +2°C to +8°C temperature range and used solely for the storage of vaccines.
Six advantages of automated temperature monitoring
Ensuring compliant medicine management can be difficult due to the time-consuming effort involved in measuring and recording temperatures in ward and medicine fridges. Staff often check temperatures manually, which takes time away from patient care and increases the risk of checks being missed if emergencies occur.