Are the Strive For 5 guidelines relevant to Clever Logger?
The Strive For 5 guidelines say …
This passage recognises that the functionality built into modern loggers such as Clever Logger will replace many of the Guide’s requirements for manual logging.
At Clever Logger, we focus on the intent of the Guide, which is to provide a system that guarantees vaccine safety for the general public.
All you need to know is …
Clever Logger totally blows the Strive for 5 requirements out of the water!
To understand why, let’s look at the intent of the Strive For 5 guidelines.
Checking the min-max twice a day
Strive For 5 says …
The intent of this guideline is clear – to get a “timely alert“. You want staff to know as soon as possible when a fridge fails. Twice a day was a compromise between patient safety and the efficient use of staff’s time.
Does Clever Logger record the temperature twice a day?
Twice a day? Pffft! Clever Logger records the temperature 12 times an hour!
Clever Logger will send a notification to the user’s email and smartphone within minutes of a breach. This is clearly more timely that a twice a day check.
Now there is no compromise between patient safety and the use of staff’s time.
Downloading the data every week
The intent here is to have a permanent record of temperature data. It is not intended to pick up breaches, but just to ensure that you have the records. The requirement to do this weekly is because of the limited data storage in the logger’s memory.
Clever Logger blows this one out of the water too.
Clever Logger downloads the data to our secure server every five minutes. An unlimited amount of data can be stored on our server. A PDF or Excel data report is also automatically emailed to the user. These reports can be printed or stored electronically.
At any time, historical data (right down to the actual temperature reading in a five minute period) can be viewed and a PDF or Excel report on a specific period can be created.
Visibility of the logger
The guideline says …
The intent is for staff to be able to check the temperature at any time.
So placing it where it is easily seen is great, if you’re near the fridge.
Clever Logger can show you the temperature of the fridge on your phone no matter where you are in the building. Did I say the building? I meant the world.
Sounding the alarm
The guideline says …
The intent here is, once again, to make sure that temperature breaches are picked up quickly. Most traditional loggers signify there is a problem by making a small red light flash. This is useful for people who are looking directly at the Logger and not much use for anyone else.
Clever Logger alerts users by sending notifications to email and the smartphone app. No matter where the user is, they can get the alarm, hopefully in time to do something about it.