We understand just how vital it is for Theatres to have blood supplies on hand when life-saving operations are being performed.
Blood stock refrigerators in theatres generally fall under the responsibility of the blood sciences laboratories (haematology) and knowing that these devices are maintaining air and core product temperature is critical in delivering safe blood products when they are needed most.
Within theatres, there are strict guidelines on issuing blood and unfortunately it is an excellent culture medium for bacterial growth. Blood needs to be stored in approved refrigerators and kept at +2 to +6°C (+35.6 to +45.8°F), where it has a shelf life of 35 days, from the time of donation. There are also a raft of legal requirements for temperature regulation and requirements for alarm systems when storing blood.
Hospitals generally have approved blood bank refrigerators, located in blood issue rooms in Pathology and in the store rooms in Theatres.
A Comark Wireless Temperature Monitoring System can provide you with tailored 24/7 monitoring of your refrigerators and products and, as theatres are generally always open, an automated system ensure compliance with the MHRA, CQC and other regulatory bodies.
Ensure effectiveness of critical control procedures and protocols by eliminating human error and incorrect data, with a secure and robust recording on a fully auditable platform
Access and consolidate data from multiple departments and sites into a central, multi-user reporting platform, for fast-paced management on the move.
Make the most of your budget by investing in automated monitoring rather than paying to replenish valuable stock
INCREASED EFFICIENCY & LABOUR
Optimisation of key resources to increase productivity and quality by automating the mundane task of routine temperature recording
Automated 24/7 monitoring allows you to manage and mitigate product loss, allowing proactive management of your temperature controlled assets
UKAS & ISO 17025
Comark has ISO 17025 & UKAS accredited calibration laboratories and can bring these services to you with our onsite engineers