Heat-sensitive medicines such as insulin are extremely sensitive to any variations in temperature, hot or cold. They must never be exposed to a temperature greater than +8°C or less than +2°C, as they can become inactive, or worse, in the event of significant and/or prolonged exposure, toxic.
Considering the low quantity of product that the insulin pens contain, their increase in temperature is extremely fast. They need no more than 3 minutes exposed to an average room temperature of +20°C to reach +8°C.
Here is some guideliens on how to transport and store insulin properly :
- During its transportation, do not expose the medicine to the sun or heat.
- It is absolutely essential to keep the insulin in the fridge.
- Store the insulin in the middle of the refrigerator, never in the door (these sections of the refrigerator are not as cold).
- Never put the insulin in the ice compartment, or the freezer (the temperature there is below that of the fridge).
- Make sure that insulin is not in contact with the walls of the refrigerator
- Ensure that the temperature of your refrigerator in the place where you store your insulin is between +2 and +8°C.
The PIMM™ Temperature management program is an independent data collection system that pushes real-time temps from coolers and freezers to the PIMM™ datacenter. The temperatures are analyzed for threshold compliance and dynamically integrated with the PIMM™ SMS system.
PIMM™ SMS updates the appropriate associated reports every 5 minutes, ensuring that appropriate corrective options is taken and documented. In addition, PIMM™ SMS Status module will provide continuous temperature monitoring and provide real-time alerts and notifications as required.
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