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#1 Simon

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 01:48 PM

Just wondered how you deal with this issue where personnel need secure storage and may need emergency access to medicines.

 

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 01:52 PM

I haven't dealt with this personally, but I do know that in the US we have some OSHA regulations that state separate facilities must be provided.  That can be interpreted as a small refrigerator with a padlock.

 

Can apply to medicines but also "motherly" liquids that you wouldn't necessarily want stored next to your sandwich.



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 02:03 PM

 

I haven't dealt with this personally, but I do know that in the US we have some OSHA regulations that state separate facilities must be provided.  That can be interpreted as a small refrigerator with a padlock.
 
Can apply to medicines but also "motherly" liquids that you wouldn't necessarily want stored next to your sandwich.


Destinee,

That's not been my experience.(Need to have separate cooling units for either breast milk or insulin)

I KNOW we must supply a place for moms to pump with some privacy and most coolers seem to keep the milk cold for a work shift. Coolers have also worked for insulin. Perhaps it just hasn't come up here, yet.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 03:20 PM

Thanks. I think a small dedicated fridge, with lock and signage is a good idea.

You can get really small ones for lowish cost.

 

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 03:44 AM

Where possible have a dedicated first aid room that is locked with only authorised first aiders and management having a key. Where possible the dispensing of medicines should be avoided. Where not possible medicine stocks and their usage should be logged.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 09:15 AM

I keep my insulin in a small fridge in a labelled plastic food container (sandwich box) in the management kitchen fridge. I bring in my correct dosage each day.

Never had any problem with an auditor

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 07:35 PM

Thank you for your comments.


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