Product News: Sensors, Monitors & Transducers
Medical Monitoring Kit meets CDC guidelines.
Press Release Summary:
January 13, 2014 - Designed to modernize medical or life science storage per CDC guidelines, Accsense Continual Monitoring Kit enables users to monitor temperature in refrigerator or freezer and provides customized alarming and data storage. A2-05 Ethernet Temperature Data Logger provides inputs for 2 RTDs and 1 thermocouple, while 100 Ω platinum Compact RTD Probe, encased in stainless steel, monitors temperature from -100 to +100°C. NIST Calibration Certificate and 1-year Monitoring Subscription are included.
Original Press Release
World-Class Medical Monitoring in One Kit!
Press release date: January 9, 2014
CHESTERLAND OH — Do you need reliable continual monitoring for a medical fridge, freezer or incubator? CAS DataLoggers now offers the new Accsense Continual Monitoring Kit including everything you need to modernize your medical or life science storage per CDC guidelines. The kit contains our bestselling A2-05 Ethernet Temperature Data Logger, Compact RTD Probe, a NIST Calibration Certificate, and a 1-year Monitoring Subscription. Your kit also comes complete with our free technical support--and all for under a thousand dollars. Accsense is the choice of the world’s most prestigious hospitals and clinics including Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, UCLA Medical Center and many others. Our kit makes regulatory concerns obsolete since the Accsense A2-05 and all other Accsense products are fully compliant with the requirements of The Joint Commission. Take advantage of all this functionality today!
The Accsense A2-05 Monitoring Kit is the ideal solution for temperature monitoring and alarming in clinics, health departments, hospital pharmacies, and other healthcare facilities around the world. Our kit enables you to monitor temperature in a refrigerator or freezer and also provides customized alarming and data storage. With inputs for 2 RTDs and a thermocouple, the flexible Accsense A2-05 pod can monitor vaccine storage units per CDC guidelines, regular and ultralow freezers, and even liquid nitrogen chambers. Furthermore, if you acquire additional cold storage equipment, you can add up to 2 more sensor probes at a very reasonable price. We provide in-house NIST-calibration for our sensor pods at any temperature all the way down to -20°C (-4°F) to accommodate a wide range of healthcare and life science applications, and for an additional price we can calibrate for even lower temperatures.
The new kit is now available through all Accsense resellers: http://www.dataloggerinc.com/contact/distributors.php Joint Commission Guidelines on Temperature Monitoring: What does the Joint Commission say about temperature monitoring and logging? “Joint Commission does not specifically require temperature logs for refrigerators and freezers used for medication storage. Standard MM.03.01.01, EP2 requires that medications be stored according to manufacturer's recommendations. Additionally, EC. 01.01.01 requires that organization describes and implement processes to maintain and monitor equipment performance. If your organization chooses to use temperature monitoring to achieve this, the monitoring method must track temperature in an ongoing fashion to indicate whether or not internal temperature has deviated from the required ranges for all drugs stored. In addition, the organization should have a defined process outlining disposition of medication from a refrigerator or freezer which has deviated from the recommended temperature range.”
- from the Joint Commission’s Standards FAQ
Our Accsense continual monitoring systems fully comply with this and other Joint Commission guidelines.
Additionally, a full year’s subscription for real-time monitoring and data storage is included with the kit. This 1-Year Monitoring Subscription includes:
- An Online Account giving users web access from any browser; Real-Time viewing; Centralized Monitoring, and System Management and Control;
- Secured Data Logging ensuring Unalterable Measurements; Automatic Recording at User-Selectable Intervals; Time/Data Stamped Log; and ‘One-Click’ Download of Data;
- 100% Secure Data Storage meaning Zero Downtime; Daily Backups at our Data Center; 24/7/365 Onsite Staff; and Historical Data Retention;
- Graphing and Statistics enabling you to Graph One or Multiple Sensors; View Sensor Statistics; and Set User-Selectable Time Ranges;
- Group Alarming broadcasts ‘All at Once’ Alarms to up to 10 designees; Enables Alarm Triggers; Sends Cell and Landline Phone Alarms; Email Alarms; SMS Alarms; Pager Alarms; Maintains Alarm/Event Logs; and Sends Alarm Acknowledgement From Phone to Silence Further Alarm Calls.
The included Compact RTD probe is NIST-calibrated and monitors temperature at high accuracy from -100°C to +100°C. This 100 Ohm platinum probe has a stainless steel casing and is small enough to fit inside medical fridges and freezers so it’s easy to place for reliable readings.
Call us today at (440) 729-2570 for more information and an Accsense representative will be glad to help you with your questions.
For more information on our new Accsense Continual Monitoring Kit, or to find the ideal solution for your application-specific needs, contact a CAS Data Logger Applications Specialist at (800) 956-4437 or visit the website at www.DataLoggerInc.com. Contact Information: CAS DataLoggers, Inc. 12628 Chillicothe Road Chesterland, Ohio 44026 (440) 729-2570 (800) 956-4437 email@example.com www.dataloggerinc.com