Remote management systems are responsible for verifying that the refrigeration equipment to function properly and be reminded if a failure occurs. We present a case in a health center.
by Full Gauge Controls
A fundamental requirement for the proper conservation of medicines, medical clinics, is the temperature control. When a refrigerator is not working within established parameters, for example, the result can be the loss of all content, trucking, often damage with high values.
A clinical trial of São José dos Campos, in Sao Paulo, the Institute of Oncology do Vale (OVI), he lived more than a situation in which, if they were not forewarned, had suffered a huge loss. They just did not have it because they installed a remote management system, which controls storage coolers exclusive drugs.
Called Sitrad, software, developed by the company Full Gauge Controls - Manufacturer of automation solutions for the segment of cooling, heating and air conditioning - enables facilities are administered via the Internet, by phone, or notebook computer. The system also function as temperature controller, humidity and voltage, generates graphs and text reports and sends alarms when temperatures exceed the programmed values.
According Cleber Alves, computer technician Institute of Oncology do Vale, when adopted Sitrad in 2010, the clinic needed an alarm system for refrigerators, as part of the morning these were left unprotected if a problem occurs or failure generator. "We also needed a more precise and detailed in temperatures of refrigerators that store drugs clinical research record. The system generates data every second, with the possibility of reports and graphs, meeting the expectations of suppliers d drugs "says Alves.
In practice, the IOV Sitrad saved in at least two situations. In one of them, a refrigerator with drugs was disconnected involuntarily and software was the one who notified. "At a certain time, after working hours, I received alerts Sitrad on my phone, via email, indicating that the refrigerator pharmacy in the unit of São José dos Campos, was with a temperature outside the strip stipulated . Avisé the goalkeeper who had just left the service will return to the home and verify what had happened. Upon arrival, he found that the power had been disconnected casually team, "recalls technician.
"Without the alarm Sitrad, the refrigerator would remain all night off, with a temperature completely outside the parameters, and we would have incalculable harm, beyond the worst of the consequences, it would not have the medicine to treat patients "complete.
In another situation of power failure and generator drive fails to turn on the refrigerator, Full Gauge Controls system prevented the loss of medicines. "We receive via email a report and take the necessary measures in good time," said the IOV computer technician.
Alves also explained that the IOV also adopted the mobile version of Sitrad: "The reason for moving to also use this version is that when we are notified by the security company of any variation in the temperature of the refrigerator or a fall energy, before heading for the institution, we perform the query Sitrad Mobile to check the real need ".
Management mode of refrigerators of drugs IOV has been fundamental to the operation of both the matrix, in São José dos Campos, as for the other two units, located in Taubaté. "Every week we generate a graph of temperatures of refrigerators for presentation purposes and tax auditors," he concludes.