[Histonet] FW: Temperature Checks
Timothy.Morken at ucsf.edu
Wed Oct 7 13:00:55 CDT 2020
Amy, we have been using Awarepoint, but they are apparently going out of business so we are switching over to Stanley Aeroscout on all fridges, freezers and room temp/humidity throughout our facilities.
We have direct access to the monitoring of each "asset" and can check it online at any time from any computer or mobile. We get email and text (and/or pager) alerts when it goes out of range for 30 minutes, the door is open (via door sensor) or immediately if the power goes off. We have multiple people set up to receive alerts in a hierarchy of escalations.
We can see/print a report at any time of the per-minute temperature history of any asset. We can also print a report showing the temperature of each asset at a given time of day (like the old manual checks). But with immediate access to real-time temperature and graphs that is not useful anymore.
We used to do a daily "check" of the online recording "to make sure the system is working" but after many years of zero problems we stopped doing that. Our Facilities Department maintains the system and sends out a notice if the network system goes down. The ONLY time we do manual checks is if the system goes down because we would not get alerts in that case. That has not happened in over two years. So we do not check it daily. We only check if we get an alert or if we suspect a problem. The "Tag" that is on each asset has a digital display of temperature at all times. If it goes out of range there is an audible alarm (if anyone is around to hear it) as well as the alert sent via email and text message. It records the temperature of every asset once per minute. The tag keeps recording even if the network goes down and once the system comes back up it will upload all the data to the central system once contact is restored.
Supervisor, Electron Microscopy/Neuromuscular Special Studies
Department of Pathology
UC San Francisco Medical Center
LET'S TAKE HEALTHCARE
From: Amy Self <ASelf at tidelandshealth.org<mailto:ASelf at tidelandshealth.org>>
Sent: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:51 PM
To: histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu<mailto:histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
Subject: [Histonet] Temperature Checks
Do any of you get your temperatures for your equipment and\or refrigerators monitored by a temperature monitoring company and if so how do you document this check?
Thanks in Advance,
Senior Histology Technologist
Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital
606 Black River Road
Georgetown, SC 29440
Office: (843) 520-8711
aself at tidelandshealth.org<mailto:aself at tidelandshealth.org>
Our mission: We help people live better lives through better health.
The information contained in this message may be privileged, confidential and protected from disclosure. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or an employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by replying to this message and deleting it from your computer.
[CONFIDENTIALITY AND PRIVACY NOTICE] Information transmitted by this email is proprietary to Medtronic and is intended for use only by the individual or entity to which it is addressed, and may contain information that is private, privileged, confidential or exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient or it appears that this mail has been forwarded to you without proper authority, you are notified that any use or dissemination of this information in any manner is strictly prohibited. In such cases, please delete this mail from your records. To view this notice in other languages you can either select the following link or manually copy and paste the link into the address bar of a web browser: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__emaildisclaimer.medtronic.com&d=DwICAg&c=iORugZls2LlYyCAZRB3XLg&r=7cy9qXFa73jDX2Iixpjkq1XlWAfHgLLHm33agI_sCKA&m=iY3yXm3PHBrYiJmNEaRhTf88wbgJlmeu3OJV0BhVebI&s=R_MvMwmBylgGoT7MxcG2NOlqTf0IFz_tiodHwe1U7h4&e=
Histonet mailing list
Histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu<mailto:Histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
More information about the Histonet