[Histonet] Temperature logging

Elizabeth Chlipala liz at premierlab.com
Thu Oct 1 13:16:04 CDT 2015


There was a similar question on temp charts the other day on the histonet.  We record our temps daily on a form.  Our temperature range is determined by the equipment in the room, all operating manuals have ranges listed for temp, we list all major equipment in a room and what the recommended temperature range is listed in the operating manual and make a determination of a range based upon how critical the equipment is, etc.  We have an SOP that governs this and how we manage the thermometers also.


Elizabeth A. Chlipala, BS, HTL(ASCP)QIHC
Premier Laboratory, LLC
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-----Original Message-----
From: Heckford, Karen - SMMC-SF via Histonet [mailto:histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu] 
Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2015 11:43 AM
To: histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] Temperature logging

Good Morning,
I have been asked to monitor the room temperatures in the Histology lab, and anywhere we store paraffin blocks, slides and reagents.  Some of you I know already do this.

1st Question:   What is your temperature range?
2nd Question:  Are you physically monitoring it daily and writing it down on a temperature chart?

The reason why Question 2 was I purchased these new thermometers that I can put in the Hi and Lo.  It also has where I can download it on to a scan disk so I can down load and put on a flash drive or store in the computer.  I am not sure why these will not work but I am getting grief from my Lab Director that is a Med Tech.  I figure if it alarms on me I can down load it and figure out the time of the out of range since I am not here on the weekend.  Cannot have anyone else do it because I am the only Histology person in this hospital.  The lab people do not give much support when a alarm is going off they ignore it.

Karen Heckford HT ASCP CE
Lead Histology Technician
St. Mary's Medical Center
450 Stanyan St.
San Francisco, Ca. 94117
415-668-1000 ext. 6167
karen.heckford at dignityhealth.org
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