Standardizing Wireless Temperature Monitoring Across a Health System
July 2017 - Vol. 14 No. 7 - Page #18

Many medications require tight management of their storage temperatures, as excursions either above or below the required range may result in adulteration, leading to therapeutic failure or waste. According to the 2016 State of Pharmacy Automation survey, 83% of facilities have automated their temperature monitoring, with more than half opting for wireless systems.1 It is our hope that sharing stories of how organizations have implemented automated temperature monitoring may inspire the remaining facilities to do so. Because temperature-sensitive medications often require storage outside of the pharmacy, precise, continuous temperature monitoring is necessary to maintain confidence that the medication remains viable. In addition, automated temperature monitoring ensures that data is readily available, easing regulatory compliance.

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