The safe storage of medicines and vaccines isn’t something to be taken lightly. Vaccines are biological substances that may lose their effectiveness quickly or even become potentially dangerous if they are allowed to become too hot or too cold at any time, especially during transport and storage. Vaccines are transported and stored according to a recommended temperature range of +2 to +8 °C until the point of administration, they cannot be frozen and also must be protected from light. If the storage recommendations for vaccines are not accurately followed the manufacturers will disclaim any responsibility for any failures.
Monitoring the Temperature
Every year winter rolls in bringing with it an increase in viruses such as flu which can be a life threatening for those with compromised immune systems, so in the run-up to these colder months people are encouraged to get themselves a flu jab. The storage of vaccines, as mentioned earlier, needs to be carefully monitored, what if there was a power failure and your vaccine storage facilities went offline? When was the power cut, how long were the fridges offline? As vaccines can withstand a short exposure to temperatures beyond their predetermined storage level, without knowing the when and the how you risk having to destroy a batch of expensive vaccines.
As an answer to this expensive and also potentially life threatening scenario, Lascar offers a solution for the accurate temperature measurement of refrigerated vaccine storage and transportation facilities in the form of the dependable EL-WiFI-VACX. This premium WiFi enabled device operates as a remote high-accuracy vaccine temperature monitoring device, features include a large LCD, email alert notification via WiFi, built-in alarm warning light and sounder. This clever device keeps you informed, allowing you to take prompt action to protect those vaccines, such as moving them to another location while maintaining accurate data logging of their temperatures during transit.
The EL-WiFi-VACX allows remote vaccine monitoring and data collection over a WiFi network, viewable from any internet-enabled device via the EasyLog Cloud. With this device you can set-up high and low temperature alarms and receive instant email alerts when the storage temperatures become too hot or cold. The EL-WiFi-VACX stores data internally and if it loses WiFi connection it will automatically upload it to the Cloud once reconnected.
A Glycol-filled temperature probe comes with the EL-WiFi-VACX which has been created to match the temperature response of vaccines in storage, ensuring highly accurate and representative readings. The probe is replaceable, which can be calibrated separately if required, a traceable calibration certificate and a wall mounting bracket are also included. This precision instrument meets and exceeds the CDC standards for vaccine monitoring.
• Measurement range -40 to +60°C (-40 to 140°F)
• Measurement resolution 0.01°C (0.02°F)
• Display resolution 0.01
• Measurement accuracy (typical) ±0.1°C (-10 to +60°C) ±0.2°F (+14 to +140°F)
• Measurement accuracy (maximum) ±0.6°C (-40 to +60°C) ±1.1°F (-40 to +140°F)
• Operating temperature (unit) -20 to +60°C (-4 to +140°F)
• Readings – unlimited
• Logging rate – user selectable between 10 seconds and 12 hours
• Battery Life >6 months can be powered by USB
• IP rating – data logger IP42, Probe IP67
If you are looking for a trustworthy temperature monitoring solution for your vaccine storage needs that will keep you informed should the worst happen then look no further than the Lascar EL-WiFi-VACX, which is readily available from Kempston Controls. As Lascar supplier partners we have access to their entire product portfolio, contact us on +44 (0) 1933 411411 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for all your Lascar product needs.
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