As some hospitals across the nation begin to see their COVID-19 hospitalizations slowly decrease after the omicron variant’s peak, some areas are still experiencing an influx in COVID-19 patients. Regardless of hospitalization statistics, it may be a good time for staff to ensure areas within their facility are following regulatory guidelines and meeting compliance requirements. Specifically, checking their laboratory’s ambient air temperature and humidity to confirm that its operating within proper specifications can be a significant measure to help:
Keep patient lab results accurate
Keep lab and facility credibility high
Keep future funding considerations possible
Whether you have an existing or want to create a temperature and humidity compliance strategy, having such a strategy is a sensible step to ensure compliance. Additionally, Primex OneVue Sense™ automated IAQ Temperature and Humidity Sensors can continuously monitor ambient air temperature and humidity while providing on-demand logs of automatically recorded historical data to help verify proper lab conditions. If conditions rise above or fall below your lab’s required temperature and humidity range, these sensors can also send mobile alerts to inform you that environmental adjustments are necessary. For more information on how to keep your lab operating within proper temperature and humidity ranges, read our blog entitled “How to Ensure Compliance with Laboratory Temperature and Humidity Requirements” now!
Additionally, to further lab safety and efficiency, consider OneVue Sense Temperature Sensors to automatically monitor internal temperatures of refrigerators and freezers, which house valuable lab samples, vaccines, and medications. If an out-of-range temperature is detected, you’ll receive a real-time alert via text message, phone call, or email — allowing you to immediately take corrective action that saves your refrigerated or frozen lab assets, vaccines, and medications.