[Histonet] temperature charts
KBRYAN1 at PARTNERS.ORG
Wed Feb 3 13:29:22 CST 2016
We have a temperature chart form that we created and use across all instruments and areas. It is one chart for the whole year and has an area for review date and signature at the end of each month.
We have daily thermometers. These may be regular thermometers or built in to the instrument. Twice a year we check those daily thermometers against our "gold standard" calibration thermometer. The one we use is a Fisher "Ertco" Standard. Min/Max daily thermometers are also cross checked even if they come with their own calibration report. If the daily is off by +/- 1 deg. C then we replace the daily and monitor it to be sure it is not the instrument that is faulty.
We collect all temperature QC Charts and Calibration reports at the end of each year for JCAHO inspection.
Hope that helps!
Karen P. Bryan, HT (ASCP)cm
Sr. Neurohistology Specialist
Department of Pathology/Amory 3
Brigham & Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street/Boston
(Internal extension 2-7534)
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