What isn’t measured, isn’t managed and not all refrigerators are created equal. Some refrigerators return to their proper temperature range faster than others. Refrigerator inefficiencies may become apparent when your customer volume increases and you find yourself opening and closing doors more often.
The chart above illustrates just how quickly a pharmaceutical refrigerator can drift above the CDC limit of 8°C (46°F). This refrigerator was above the recommended temperature for 5.7 hours, totaling 74 minutes of door open time after 35 door sensor activations had reported (detected).
As you know, keeping your vaccines and pharmaceuticals safe is job number one of any pharmacy and is regulated by state guidelines. Storage temperature control is vital to maintaining vaccine potency and must be stored at a range of 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F).
The OneEvent electronic cooler record system provides exceptional monitoring, reporting and alerting of the temperature, humidity and, door open activity of all of your refrigerators. It’s designed to meet CDC recommendations and will save you time and money when looking at energy savings potential and cutting the amount of time your employees are manually recording temperatures.
Contact OneEvent today if you are interested in better managing the temperature inside your pharmacy or medical refrigerators.