The U.S. medical device market (estimated at $106 billion in 2011) is the world's largest, but imports are close to a third, and increased by 8.9% in 2011. Although the market will continue to grow, the next big opportunities will be in BRICS and South Africa, where there are a lot of unmet demand and long distribution chains. The longer the distribution chain, the greater the chance of damage to goods. Even experienced cargo packaging and vibration-free pavement, or shipping or ocean transportation.
When the goods are sensitive medical equipment (such as MRI or CT scans), damage may not be detected immediately. However, the consequences will be unimaginable. Even seemingly minor damage may impair the function of the equipment and the need for calibration or maintenance, thus losing opportunities, resulting in delayed patient service, increased maintenance costs for hospitals and damage to the reputation of manufacturers. In the United States, for example, the total cost of RI coils in Huan Yao files is estimated at $3000 per day. Other devices, such as implantable insulin pumps, can cause friction, wear and tear in aseptic packaging, which increases the risk of patients unless it is found.
Temperature will also be affected. Analytical devices driven by computer chips are vulnerable to hot, humid gases. DNA testing is often used in the equipment used, which reduces the impact of high temperature. Likewise, reagents may be damaged by the impression of temperature.
In order to minimize these risks, the regulatory authorities require the Medical Devices Department 820.130 to meet the good production specifications and meet the packaging performance test standards such as ISO11607 and ASTM D4169. But what if something goes wrong? Earthquake-proof tilt labels can identify vibration, drop and tilt changes during transportation and storage, so that faulty items should be checked before installation or implantation, which benefits manufacturers, hospitals and patients.
What are the specific aspects of the application of temperature and humidity recorder in the medical industry?
Important medical and health places
According to the requirement of "Draft Request for Opinions of Building Technical Specification of Hospital Clean Operating Department", the temperature and humidity of operating room must be controlled within a certain range: the temperature is 22-25 C; the relative humidity is 45% RH-60% RH. Appropriate ambient temperature and humidity are very important for both operators and patients. When the room temperature is over 28 C and the humidity is over 70% RH, it is easy to react with sultry, sweating, boredom and fatigue. It is easy to affect the stable mood and agile thinking, so that the operator's technical level can not be well developed. At the same time, patients will also have symptoms such as fast heart rate and sweating, which will increase the difficulty of operation. When the room temperature is below 20 degrees, the operator wearing only surgical clothes will feel cold, which will easily affect the sensitivity and accuracy of the operation, especially the subtle movements of fingers. Exposed patients are more likely to suffer from complications such as colds because of the low level of body resistance to trauma. The indoor humidity is low, and the floating dust on the surface of the object is suspended in the air with the change of air flow caused by some actions, such as laying sheets, opening and closing doors. The temperature difference between the inside and outside of the operating room is large. The air in some areas after opening the door forms a spiral flow. The wind speed increases to about four times of the original wind speed in the operating room. At this time, the attachment on the surface of the object floats rapidly in the air. According to the CDC survey in the United States, the number of planktonic bacteria in the air of operating rooms is at risk of air infection at 700-800 cfu/m3. From the results, it can be seen that the air pollution is the most serious during the operation and 2 hours after the operation, which is the stage of the operation. Because of the gravity effect, indoor dust can directly settle on the surgical wound, or the operator's hand or surgical instruments. Therefore, it is important to strengthen the control of air pollution in this period to prevent incision infection after operation. These requirements require health and epidemic prevention departments to confirm the compliance of operating rooms in hospitals through their own monitoring. Temperature and humidity recorder is a good method to reduce personnel waste and ensure the fairness of law enforcement.
Blood bank storage
A hospital in France uses a temperature and humidity recorder to monitor blood storage in cold storage. The head of the blood sample Department of the hospital said that the key temperature of blood storage in the blood bank should not exceed 60 C. The ideal temperature is 20 C. The temperature and humidity recorder can be placed around the refrigeration room or container to monitor the temperature for a long time. When the temperature exceeds the warning line, an alarm will be issued to remind the relevant staff to take measures.
Moisture in pipes promotes microbial growth, which is how mouldy pipes are formed. This not only affects air flow, but also breeds a large number of bacteria. These contaminated areas pose a health threat and eventually lead to deterioration of indoor air quality (IAQ).
Environmental Monitoring of Power Station
The Charlotte Nelson power station in northern California uses temperature recorders to monitor the ambient temperatures of machinery and equipment rooms around the plant, ranging from 30 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.