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Miranda Allen

Helmer designs, manufactures, and sells reliable medical-grade refrigeration. Miranda specializes in the pharmacy segment in regards to proper cold storage for refrigerated and frozen medications and vaccines.
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Where to Properly Place a Temperature Probe in Your Vaccine Refrigerator

Posted on May 02, 2019 by Miranda Allen

The CDC Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit outlines best practices for safely storing and handling your vaccines. One question that often comes up is, “Where is the correct location to position...

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The Ultimate Guide to CDC Vaccine Storage and Temperature Monitoring

Posted on Apr 25, 2019 by Miranda Allen

Healthcare facilities across the country are working hard to understand and implement the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and recommendations related to vaccine storage and handling....

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Seven Key Cold Storage Recommendations from USP <1079>

Posted on Apr 19, 2019 by Miranda Allen

Medication management across the health system can be complex. Drugs requiring refrigeration make workflow management and proper storage even more complicated. For this reason, USP Chapter <1079>...

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A Clinician’s Guide to Anti-vaccination Parents

Posted on Apr 05, 2019 by Miranda Allen

More and more parents are opting their children out of the regular vaccination schedule. “A study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics found that vaccine refusal by parents is on the...

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Routine Maintenance & Troubleshooting for Vaccine Storage Units

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 by Miranda Allen

Conducting regular maintenance on your vaccine storage units is essential for keeping them in operation and giving them a long usable life. The CDC Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit gives great...

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How to Handle Temperature Excursions: CDC Vaccine Storage & Handling Recommendations

Posted on Mar 21, 2019 by Miranda Allen

Temperature excursions or inappropriate storage conditions for any vaccine require immediate action. Any temperature reading outside the recommended ranges in the manufacturers’ package inserts is...

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Join us for a Webinar on Managing Refrigerated Medications

Posted on Mar 14, 2019 by Miranda Allen

Refrigerated medications are some of the most complex, costly and clinically necessary medications. This webinar will discuss the importance of safely storing refrigerated medications. An overview...

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CDC Toolkit 2019 Temperature Monitoring Recommendations

Posted on Mar 07, 2019 by Miranda Allen

The revised 2019 Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit provides detailed recommendations around temperature monitoring best practices as well as temperature monitoring devices and calibration.

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CDC Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit 2019: Refrigerator and Freezer Recommendations

Posted on Feb 27, 2019 by Miranda Allen

The Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit reflects best practices for vaccine storage and handling from Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations, product information from...

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Measles Outbreaks Leading to Teens Taking their Vaccinations into their Own Hands

Posted on Feb 22, 2019 by Miranda Allen

Measles was declared eliminated (absence of continuous disease transmission for greater than 12 months) from the United States in 2000. This was thanks to a highly effective vaccination program in...

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