The data loggers record in fridges, ambient cabinets and freezers to ensure the correct conditions are maintained for the storage of medicines and raw materials. Data analysis can alert staff to any fluctuations outside the specified temperature range.
Stockport Pharmaceuticals is a department within the NHS
responsible for manufacturing 'Specials' medicines which are
unlicensed medicines for use by the NHS and GP's. It is essential
that these products are stored at the correct temperature, as
detailed in their specifications, and to ensure that the products
have the correct expiry times.
Talk 2 temperature loggers are deployed to monitor the
pharmaceuticals in fridges, ambient cabinets and freezers and
are also used for temperature mapping of the areas in question.
The data recorded by the loggers is reviewed regularly, and if
the temperature is out of the correct limits, stock is moved and
the problem investigated.
Valerie Collins, Lead Pharmacy Technician at Stockport
Pharmaceuticals comments, "We previously used mercury
maximum/minimum thermometers to monitor the stock temperatures, and
wanted to replace these with something with wider technical
capabilities. The Tinytags allow us to record temperature
fluctuations over time and analyse the data to pinpoint any
problems, and we have been very pleased with the results."