Automatic monitoring of medication, vaccines and food is vital
Manually Monitoring fridges is labour intensive and susceptible.
Traditionally, once or twice a day, a staff member will open fridge, extract or use a hand thermometer and take the reading.
The figures get written down on a note board. Repeat that process for all the fridges. The noteboard gets stored.
Depending on the number of fridges and no. of times a day, this can represent time not well spent.
Now two readings a day cant make a graph.. Just monitoring once or twice a day assumes the fridge is constant in its temp which it is not. Doors get left open, fridges malfunction. The daily life of a fridge is a life of ups and downs. (see above right)
But then comes the audit where all the ducks have to be seen to be lined up in a row. Get those note boards out and start collating and tidying up the presentation of fridge data. Put it all together in a folder.
There has to be a better way?
Technology keeps a watch on all those fridges 24/7
The heart of Mimocool is small battery driven sensors that report every six minutes.. The sensor is placed in an upper part of the fridge and needs no attention for a year or so....
Approximately, every six minutes, these sensors report their temp value to a discrete gateway sitting in a room or nurses station. The gateway builds up the data that will produce a daily graph.
Alerts immediately there is a transgression of a Hi or Lo limit so staff can attend. Weekly reports highlight fridges that are vulnerable or working hard, usually low star rated models
The Auditor may be on the way but that MimoCool report for all fridges is ready for them, accurate and readable. Be prepared and aware.