Keeping Communities Healthy
Medications have the ability to harm as well as heal, and they are being monitored more closely than ever in efforts to protect our communities from these inherent dangers. It is critically important for pharmacists to take steps that ensure patients have access to quality medications that have been stored in a proper temperature-controlled environment.
Our goal is to keep our communities healthy and our medications safe, every step of the way. From compounding medication, to the time of sale and the point of administering the product to patients, we need to continually monitor the fabrication, storage and transfer of these products both inside and outside of controlled areas. For medications that are exposed to the air, sterilization is key for maintaining proper quality control and the integrity of the product.
A Partnership in Safety
Immediate. Flexible. Complete.
To protect our communities, we begin with a 24/7 continuous monitoring system complete with immediate alert notification via e-mail, text or phone. This means a member of the team gets notified the moment a system enters into alarm, granting them time to properly address the situation, and react in a manner that saves the product involved. No more manual checks for temperature readings or the possibility of missing an outage. The automated system will continually monitor this information for you and alert you in real-time through the software located on your computer system.
For pharmacies that handle Compounded Sterile Preparations (CSPs), new regulations have enforced greater attention to clean rooms for the safety of personnel. Pressure monitoring devices will be instituted in every clean room with immediate alarming capabilities, and particle counters will be installed to automatically track particle counts. This information is easily retrievable through your software for monthly particle counts.
Whether you have a clean room, a few refrigerators or hundreds, no two facilities are identical, and customization is the key to ensuring your continuous monitoring system is where you need it, when you need it. For this reason, alerting can be varied by department, piece of equipment, time of day, day of the week, condition parameters, delivery method and escalation protocols.
The flexibility and scalability of the system means that it can monitor any location, from cold storage to shakers/agitators, in any size facility. From a small, single facility, up to a complex, multi-location facility, your continuous monitoring system can adapt and grow as you do. With the option to function as a standalone system or a fully networked environment that can simultaneously monitor hundreds of appliances, you do not need to worry when it comes time to add refrigerators, freezers, or other appliances in your facility. The system has unlimited capacity, making it easy to adjust to where you are and what you need.
Pharmacies are an important part of our communities, and patient/customer safety will always be the #1 priority when it comes to storing and compounding medications. Now, it no longer needs to be the #1 thing you worry about. Let our continuous monitoring system do that job for you.
“Rafael (Torres – Projects Manager) is a fabulous technical support representative and I am so pleased and grateful for his tenacity, patience and support throughout this entire process. Please make sure he is recognized in whatever way Mesa acknowledges their employees for going over and above to help their customers.”
Vaccines are critical tools in maintaining the health of our communities. The logistics of delivering vaccines and verifying that they consistently maintain their recommended temperature has always been a difficult task. At times, vaccines were found being stored outside of the manufacturer’s recommended range. Prolonged temperature excursions can result in the vaccines becoming…
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Monitoring Where You Need it
Liquid Nitrogen Units
0-5V and 4-20mA Outputs
Room Temperature and Humidity
Our Clients Include
Regulatory & Compliance
- AABB Accreditation Program
“The AABB Accreditation program promotes the highest standards of care for both patients and donors in all aspects of blood banking, transfusion medicine, relationship testing, hematopoietic, cord blood and other cellular therapies.”
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) offers Medical Management Guidelines (MMGs) for guiding department physicians and emergency healthcare professionals on how to handle acute exposures from chemical incidents.
- CDC NIOSH Publications
- CDC Vaccine Storage & Handling Toolkit
To protect our communities, the CDC provides valuable health information and responds to dangerous health threats when they arise. They work to promote healthy, safe behaviors for our communities and environment, using science and technology to prevent disease. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) provides information on how to protect communities by first protecting our employees.
Title 1 of the Drug Quality and Security Act of 2013, the Compounding Quality Act, removes certain provisions from section 503A of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA).
- FDA Pharmaceutical Quality/CMC Guidances
- FDA Pharmaceutical Quality/Manufacturing Standards (CGMP)
- JCAHO Gold Seal of Approval
The Joint Commission (JCAHO) strives to improve quality of care and patient safety. Their Accreditation and Certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality. Organizations must pass inspections based on regulatory compliance, and acceptance reflects their commitment to specific performance standards.
Mission: To continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.
NIST, a non-regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is a measurement standards laboratory. Their research helps to advance the nation’s technology infrastructure and helps facilities improve their products and services.
Vision: NIST will be the world’s leader in creating critical measurement solutions and promoting equitable standards. Our efforts stimulate innovation, foster industrial competitiveness, and improve the quality of life.
The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention General Chapter 797 describes conditions and practices to prevent harm to patients that could result from microbial contamination, excessive bacterial endotoxins, variability in intended strength, unintended chemical and physical contaminants, and ingredients of inappropriate quality in compounded sterile preparations.
- USP 800 Hazardous Drugs – Handling in Healthcare Settings
The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention General Chapter 800 is a proposed revision to USP 797 addressing practice and quality standards for handling hazardous drugs (HDs) to promote patient and worker safety, and environmental protection.