The risk of not monitoring the temperature of your rooms, food and drugs effectively

Poor temperature control within care homes can put residents at risk, so AmbaSense is bringing its wireless temperature monitoring technology into the care sector.

The Yorkshire-based start-up’s Tiaki product uses Internet of Things (IoT) connected cloud technology to monitor the critical ambient temperature of rooms as well as drugs and food under chilled and frozen storage conditions. Care staff are alerted via a text or email message if there is a problem.

The next generation wireless sensors save care staff time because it removes the need to keep paper records. Live demo here.

“In 2016 a Yorkshire-based care home was fined £1.6m when a resident died from hypothermia because the temperature of her room was not monitored effectively,” says AmbaSense partner Martin Platt. “The temperature of food and some pharmaceutical items must also be carefully controlled.”

An adult social care pilot scheme run by a UK council is helping to fine-tune the technology which is gradually being rolled out across the country.

More effective monitoring of temperatures can also help with CQC compliance related to food safety. Local Environmental Health Officers will communicate with CQC inspectors if problems are found in the kitchen, for example.

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