Primex Wireless Simplifies Temperature Probe Certification Tracking with Introduction of the PrimexPROBE with CertiTrak™
LAKE GENEVA, Wisc. (Feb. 2, 2016) – The days of manually tracking temperature probe calibration certifications have come to an end with the launch of the new Primex Wireless PrimexPROBE with CertiTrak™. The new intelligent temperature monitoring probe is the latest addition to the Primex Wireless OneVue™ environmental monitoring platform.
Guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) call for continuous monitoring of vaccine storage unit temperatures using “only calibrated temperature monitoring devices with a Certificate of Traceability and Calibration Testing.” The same guidelines also state, “Calibration testing should be performed every 1 to 2 years from the last testing date or according to the manufacturer’s suggested timeline.”
However, many organizations struggle with tracking the certification paperwork as well as the timelines for re-testing for each one of the temperature monitoring devices throughout their facilities. Inaccurate or incomplete documentation can lead to citations by authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs).
“CertiTrak calibration tracking truly puts an end to manual probe status tracking,” said Steve Deutscher, Director of Sensor Products for Primex Wireless. “Each probe is linked to a digital copy of the current Report of Calibration within our OneVue software. The last testing date and first use date are also tracked for each individual probe. All the probe information can be easily retrieved to demonstrate compliance to all AHJs.”
The new PrimexPROBEs are designed to work seamlessly with the Primex Wireless PrimexTEMP monitoring sensor. Using patent-pending technology, each probe activates CertiTrak when the probe is initially inserted into a PrimexTEMP sensor and the sensor connects to the Primex Wireless OneVue software. Using the probe’s unique serial number, CertiTrak links a digital copy of the Certificate of Traceability and Calibration Testing to the probe record within the user’s instance of OneVue. The last calibration testing date for the individual probe, the date it was put into service, and the days until the next calibration testing is due are all immediately part of the probe status record in OneVue.
Healthcare organizations will now be able to set specific, verifiable policies regarding probe recertification or replacement and automatically track each probe individually. Users can easily access probe status reports from any desktop or mobile device to be able to plan timely, efficient probe replacement, saving time and money.
“Our goal is to help our customers eliminate the confusion and errors caused by manually tracking probe calibration certification status,” said Deutscher. “In the end, accurate probes are essential for protecting the safety of patients.”
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Primex, Inc. is the leading provider of solutions to automate and maintain facility compliance, increase efficiencies, enhance safety and reduce risk for enterprise organizations in the healthcare, education, manufacturing and government vertical markets. Primexdelivers platforms that utilize a facility’s existing network infrastructure to automate, monitor, document and report essential activities performed by the facility management staff including time synchronization, and environmental, temperature and event monitoring.