Medical fridge temperature monitoring is a crucial aspect of ensuring the safe storage and preservation of medical supplies and medications. By monitoring the temperature of medical fridges, facilities can ensure that the stored items are kept within the appropriate range and are not at risk of spoilage.
At Carollo Horton, we recently had a claim where a client’s fridge motor failed and triggered a temperature alert via an email to a staff member. The staff member did not notice the alert email in time and the stock was spoiled. The learning for that store was to configure their alerts to multiple staff members in parallel.
Medical fridge temperature monitoring from time to time also helps reduce the risk of loss of medical supplies and medications. When spoiled or expired, these products need to be discarded and replaced, which can be costly and time-consuming. By monitoring the temperature of medical fridges and ensuring that the stored items are kept within the appropriate ranges, facilities can reduce the risk of spoilage and minimise losses.
The National Vaccine storage guidelines have a "Strive for 5" mandate where Vaccines must be transported within the recommended temperature range of +2°C to +8°C at all times and vaccines need to be stored at 5°C. Most vaccines are destroyed if they are frozen, and some vaccines are particularly sensitive to heat.
To find out more about how you can manage your pharmacy-related risks, feel free to reach out at any time.