Accsense for Wireless Temperature Monitoring of Vaccines

Cost-Effective Temperature Monitoring for Clinics & Hospitals

CHESTERLAND OH—January 5, 2015

When vaccines aren’t maintained at the proper temperature (commonly 2-8°C), they quickly lose their potency so that children are at risk for infectious diseases such as influenza, chickenpox, tetanus, etc. In the federal Vaccines for Children program and others, improper refrigeration is a leading cause of lost vaccine. The CDC’s 2014 Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit states that the surest way to avoid losing these valuable vaccine supplies is to use a temperature monitoring device for every medical storage unit. For continuous 24/7 vaccine temperature monitoring in clinics, hospitals and doctor’s offices, Accsense offers the A2-05-W WiFi Temperature Data Logger. These temperature monitoring systems are a cost-effective way to go wireless and get access to advanced alarm functionality including automated phone calls to multiple recipients. Accsense provides you with peace of mind—just call us (800) 956-4437 to learn more.

Protect Your Critical Vaccines!

Faulty temperature control in medical refrigerators and freezers is the most common cause of damaged vaccine. Automated temperature monitoring and alarming helps to prevent the very real possibility of losing your vaccine supply in one event. For example, if a refrigerator suddenly fails over the weekend, you’ll return on Monday to find that its entire contents need to be thrown out.

In fact, vaccines can become damaged in several ways that often go unnoticed until it’s too late:

  • When medical refrigerators and freezers fail or are not maintained at the right temperature;
  • Frequently opening the door exposes the supply to room temperature;
  • Staff don’t notice or take action when displayed temperature readings go outside safe limits;
  • Gaps in vaccine temperature documentation may lead to an inspector judging your supply to be unsafe and disposed of.

Accsense: Easy to Install and Use!

Accsense installations are simplicity itself. Just place the data logger on the side or top of a medical storage unit using the supplied Velcro. Each A2-05-W wireless datalogger has inputs for two external RTD temperature probes and an additional input for a thermocouple. These bestselling pods are a low-cost way to monitor a combination medical refrigerator/freezer unit or two storage units at distributed points.

With the A2-05-W there’s no need to buy a wireless gateway or to install wiring. Using a standard WiFi connection to the internet, the wireless data logger makes it easy to connect to your WiFi Network. The A2-05-W supports 802.11a/b/g/n specifications and also supports WEP, WPA, WPA2, 802.11i and 802.1x Supplicant.

In case of a power failure or network connection loss, the data logger has an internal lithium battery to keep running for 6 hours, during which it will continue to buffer data and store up to 256 data points or until connection is restored.

Cloud Storage and Alarms:

Using your Accsense Online Account, you can view both live and historic data updated in real time. Just login through any Web browser to view the latest data collected by the WiFi Temperature Pod. With just a mouseclick you can view real-time reports and graphs or configure the system from anywhere an internet connection is available. All the temperature data and documentation is stored on our secure cloud servers for regulatory compliance.

An Accsense Online Monitoring Subscription includes your choice of SMS text messaging, emails, pages, and sequentially-dialed voice messages, with the ability to design custom callout lists for each monitoring point. Several alarm levels and contacts are supported. You can also receive alarms and view data online from your mobile device.

Alarms originate from a remote server system with redundant power, so if your facility’s power or internet service fails, you will immediately receive an alarm notification. Only Accsense offers this capability!

Accsense: Simple and Reliable!

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. To learn more about these cutting-edge systems, give an Accsense representative a call at (800) 956-4437 and we’ll be happy to help you with your questions.