RE: Thermometer in Microwave
|From:||"Tom T. McNemar" <TMcNemar@lmhealth.org>|
We just had our JCAHO inspection and the inspector (mighty picky inspector,
I might add) said that we should take and record temps in the microwave.
Hadn't thought about that one before. We did not receive a recommendation
for it but she left me a procedure for Microwave Quality Verification and
Maintenance that includes the following to be done daily:
- Using a thermometer, measure and record temps of 40ml of DI water
after 10, 30, and 60 seconds at high power
- Check door gasket for secure seal
- Wipe and dry interior surfaces
- Using a stopwatch, check timer accuracy at 10, 30, and 60 seconds.
Do not operate oven empty. Always place a beaker of water inside
during timer checks.
For our purposes here, I've never found the temp of the microwave to be
Tom Mc Nemar, HT(ASCP)
Licking Memorial Hospital
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dana Settembre [SMTP:settembr@UMDNJ.EDU]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2000 1:39 PM
> To: Histonet
> Cc: Dana Settembre
> Subject: Thermometer in Microwave
> Does anyone have a microwave with some sort of a SAFE thermometer or
> thermometer probe in it? Who sells it? Rough amount? If not how do you
> test the temperature each time you use it?
> Dana Settembre
> Immunohistochemistry Lab
> Pathology Department
> University Hospital
> Newark, New Jersey
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