Miranda Schroeder

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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Influenza (Flu) Season 2020-2021 and COVID-19: Patient Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on Jul 21, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

While the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has not yet voted on the flu vaccine recommendations for 2020-2021, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released a long list of frequently asked questions pertaining to the upcoming influenza (flu) season in relation...

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Upcoming ASHP Webinar: Establishing Services Around Diversion Prevention

Posted on Jul 14, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

ASHP is hosting a webinar titled,Establishing Services Around Diversion Prevention,”on Thursday, July 16th, 2020 at 2:00-3:00 pm ET. The webinar will be hosted in a question and answer type format with three panelists responding to common questions:

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CDC Vaccine Storage: Helping you Meet the Guidelines

Posted on Jul 08, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

Storage at manufacturer recommended temperatures is essential for maintaining vaccine efficacy. Loss of potency can result from exposure to excessive heat, cold, and/or light. Once potency is lost, it cannot be regained. Administering ineffective vaccine puts patient and public...

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Healthcare Providers Prepare for a Huge Push of Flu Vaccinations this Fall

Posted on Jun 23, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

Whether you’re a primary care physician, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care professional (HCP), you play a significant role in helping protect your patients against influenza.Experts predict a huge push for influenza vaccinations this fall to help curb the thousands of flu...

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Medical-grade Refrigerators: What Makes Them Different?

Posted on Jun 16, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

Healthcare facilities are under increased pressure to ensure consistent and reliable refrigeration for the storage of temperature sensitive medications, vaccines, reagents, and patient samples. There are significant implications when a refrigerator used for clinical applications...

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Remdesivir Clinical Trials are Underway

Posted on Jun 09, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

Two hospitals local to Helmer Scientific are currently participating inRemdesivirclinical trials for the treatment of COVID-19. The drug has recently been made available for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) in the United States after a placebo-controlled trial conducted by...

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Medical-grade Refrigerator Trends in Central Pharmacy and Nursing Units

Posted on Jun 02, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

Medical-grade refrigerator adoption continues to climb. According to a recent Pharmacy Purchasing and Products (PP&P) survey of US Pharmacy Directors, pharmacies will be expanding the number of units purchased for clean rooms, central pharmacy, and nursing units over the next...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Active Clinical Trials

Posted on May 27, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

The race is on to safely and effectively develop a preventative COVID-19 vaccination. There are currently 9 COVID-19 vaccines actively going through clinical trials. The trials are in the United Kingdom, China, the United States, and Canada. Traditionally, it takes several years...

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How to Store Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Specimens

Posted on May 20, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

Proper collection of specimens is the most important step in the laboratory diagnosis of infectious diseases. In addition, proper temperature regulated sample storage post-collection is crucial to accurate results. A specimen that is not collected or stored correctly may lead to...

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Reducing Cold Storage Noise in the Pharmacy

Posted on May 13, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

Hospitals across the country understand that managing noise levels in the professional healthcare environment are essential for a safe and healthy work environment. Many organizations are putting plans in place to enhance their care environment by lowering noise levels.

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