The CDC Vaccines for Children (VFC) program recently made its vaccine storage requirements more stringent. Now all refrigerators must be equipped with continuous temperature monitoring devices that data log high and low temperatures and clearly display the current temperature on the outside of the refrigerator. This is in addition to the requirement that the monitoring devices be certified and calibrated.
Sensaphone's Temperature Sensor with Display helps VFC participants comply with these new requirements. The temperature sensors meet all VFC requirements and the display attaches to the outside of the refrigerator. When the temperature falls out of the programmed high and low limits, the display triggers an audible alarm, immediately alerting onsite staff of a potential problem.
BUFFERED TEMPERATURE SENSORS
The CDC also requires VFC participants to use temperature sensors in buffered solutions. The buffered solution prevents the sensors from triggering false alarms every time they sense a momentary temperature fluctuation like those that occur when refrigerator and freezer doors open and close, defrost cycles run, or fans circulate air.
Sensphone offers sensors buffered in glycol or glass bead-filled bottles. Both types ensure that readings represent the temperature of the refrigerator’s contents rather than the ambient air temperature. And both types are traceable to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards.
AT-A-GLANCE TEMPERATURE READINGS
The display’s audible alarm is in addition to the alerts that the Sensaphone monitoring system sends to designated personnel when temperatures fall out of range.
The display is easy to program by using the four buttons on the front. It connects to the sensor and to most Sensaphone monitoring devices via screw terminals on the bottom. The display also shows the high and low temperatures.
- Continually monitors refrigerator temperatures
- Clearly displays the temperature outside the refrigerator
- Displays the high and low temperatures
- Provides an audible alarm for out-of-range temperatures
- Can be programmed to turn on a light or siren for additional onsite alarm notifications
- Made in USA