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PDC’s Blood Temp 10 blood temperature indicator Case Study

Decatur Memorial Hospital Improves Quality Control in Blood Transportation Using PDC’s Timestrip® Blood Temp 10 Indicators

Introduction

This case study of Decatur Memorial Hospital is based on a July 2017 survey of PDC’s Blood Temp 10 blood temperature indicator customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select PDC’s Blood Temp 10 blood temperature indicator:

  • Previously used the following approach to ensure blood temperature compliance:
    • A thermometer / probe to measure blood temperature
  • Experienced the following challenges before using PDC’s Blood Temp 10 indicators:
    • Uncertainty that blood bag temperature exceeded FDA guidelines
    • Non-compliance with blood temperature protocols
  • Found it very difficult to feel absolutely certain that blood bags had not exceeded 10° C and could be returned to storage prior to using PDC’s Blood Temp 10 indicators.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of PDC’s Blood Temp 10 blood temperature indicator that the surveyed company uses:

  • Currently uses the following approach to ensure blood temperature compliance:
    • Measures the blood core temperature and discards it if it reaches 10° C
  • Currently uses the following equipment to measure blood core temperature:
    • An indicator

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with PDC’s Blood Temp 10 blood temperature indicator:

  • Cites the following as the key benefits of using PDC’s Blood Temp 10 indicators at their hospital:
    • Improved patient safety
    • Peace of mind
    • Improved quality of care
    • Maintaining quality control during transportation and storage
    • Assisting in compliance with regulatory guidelines
    • Ease of interpreting blood bag temperature
    • Irreversible, real-time temperature monitoring
  • Moderately improved workflow efficiency since using PDC’s Blood Temp 10 indicators at their hospital.
  • Significantly improved quality control in blood transportation and storage since using PDC’s Blood Temp 10 indicators.




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