Medical Temperature Monitoring Systems for Hospitals, Clinics, Nursing Homes & More
Using our Patented Intelligent Sensor (U.S. Patent No. 9,064,389) and our free App for your iOS Apple and Android devices, you will be able to automatically and effortlessly monitor all of your equipment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and receive alerts should any of your equipment readings fall out of range.
ECS enables you to collect all of your FDA required data by simplifying 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance. With the IntelliSense™ family of products, you can automatically monitor all of your equipment 24/7. A variety of sensors can be used to monitor temperature, humidity, room pressure differential, warmers, as well as monitor when doors are opened and closed.
Covid-19 Vaccine Cold Chain Monitoring
The CDC has issued initial guidelines for Covid-19 vaccine storage and handling, to minimize vaccine loss and ensure maximum efficacy. The cold chain storage and handling requirements for Covid-19 vaccines will vary in temperature from refrigerated (2 ⁰C to 8 ⁰C) to frozen (-15 ⁰C to -25 ⁰C) to ultra low temperature (-60 ⁰C to -80 ⁰C). The initial vaccines will need to be stored in -80 ⁰C freezers and shipped in dry ice thermal shippers.
Keeping precise temperatures and other parameters is the only way to ensure the efficacy of the vaccine. ECS has been working with vaccine manufacturers and the CDC over the years and our software has built in analytics to analyze all the necessary parameters to determine if vaccine efficacy has been affected throughout the entire cold chain: from distribution, through travel, to delivery, and up until the point of administration of the vaccine.
ECS uses NIST Calibrated probes in glycol and also special probes designed specifically for ultra low temperatures to ensure accurate and precise temperature readings. Each piece of hardware has a datalogger incorporated into it making sure that no temperature is ever missed throughout the entire cold chain.
With ECS, you have the flexibility to monitor a wide array of items based on your custom applications, including but not limited to:
- Blood Bank
- Plasma Bank
- Operating Room
- Isolation Room
- IT Room
- Emergency Room
- Nurses’ Stations
- Nutrition Services
A variety of sensor types allows you to monitor temperatures of 4 ⁰C refrigerators, -20 ⁰C freezers, ULT freezers, LN2 tanks, incubators, CO2, oxygen, differential pressure, moisture/water leak, clean rooms, main power interruption, and room temperature/humidity monitoring. All data is stored in our secure cloud with server redundancy and automated system backups. Each sensor is available with or without a display, and comes standard with data loggers, which will store data in case of a network or power outage. As soon as network/power is restored, the data loggers will transmit all of the data to the system.
With ECS’ wireless temperature monitoring system, you receive a complete operation management system, which comes standard with Preventative Maintenance and Asset Management modules. The result is a cost effective, easily installed solution that simplifies your compliance requirements, improves safety, prevents inventory loss, and ultimately reduces your overall workload.
Hospital Temperature Monitoring
Hospital environments require secure, 24/7 monitoring to maintain drugs, vaccines, blood/tissues, and critical medical equipment within specified temperature and humidity ranges. Environmental controls are critical for maintaining drug safety and efficacy. Humidity measurement can be especially challenging and important in surgical rooms, neonatal, and drug compounding areas.
Temperature monitoring systems are invaluable assets in hospitals and medical facilities. They are essential in maintaining the daily operations. Variations in temperature readings, even the smallest, can make the difference between life-saving medications and pharmaceuticals.
Temperature dictates the ability of viruses, bacteria and fungal spores to not only survive but to thrive as well, so temperature control in hospitals is important due to the frequency and transmission of these. Exposure is hazardous for all such organisms during their journey between hosts. Factors such as temperature, humidity, light and even pollutants can inactivate free-floating, airborne infectious organisms. Temperature is one of the most important factors affecting virus survival, as it can affect the state of viral proteins and the virus genome.
Hospitals and other medical facilities are responsible for storing and administering medications, food for patient care, maintaining the integrity of samples, and much much more. They need to do this all both efficiently and while holding to strict standards and guidelines.
Staff efficiency is key in hospitals and medical facilities. With so much consistently happening all at once there is little time for manually recording data. Not to mention the sheer number of items usually needing to be monitored. Logging items daily to ensure proper temperature can bring productivity to a halt.
Remotely monitoring and recording the temperature in these facilities is essential. It lets staff focus on the jobs they are trained to do, ensure all standards and guidelines are being upheld, and most importantly that all patients get the best and most safe care possible.