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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Reducing Risk of Refrigerated Medication Errors

Posted on Apr 08, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

Medication management throughout the health system is complex and challenging. Medications requiring storage at specific temperatures bring an added level of complexity. Proper processes, tools, equipment and planning can help reduce risk and improve storage safety and...

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ASHP Provides an In-depth Resource Center for COVID-19

Posted on Apr 01, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

Pharmacists play a key role in the health and safety of the patient as well as infection control. The American Society of Healthcare Pharmacists (ASHP) has created an in-depth resource center for all things Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The organization is closely...

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Infographic: Understanding USP <800> and How it Relates to Your Refrigerator

Posted on Mar 27, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

When it comes to determining what refrigerators are safe and effective for use in your hazardous drug clean room, it is important to follow the guidelines set forth by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). This infographic highlights the most important information relating to...

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What is a Purpose-built Vaccine Storage Unit?

Posted on Mar 13, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

Numerous vaccine storage units have entered the market that are designed specifically for the storage of vaccines. These units can take many physical forms. Some look like traditional stand-alone units, while others can take the form of dispensing or vending units, either...

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Temperature Probes: The Benefits of a Solid Thermal Ballast

Posted on Mar 04, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a buffered temperature probe as follows:

Temperature probe designed to prevent false readings by protecting the thermometer from sudden changes in temperature that can occur when opening a refrigerator door. A...

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CDC Recommended Routine Maintenance for Vaccine Storage Units

Posted on Feb 28, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

The updated CDC Storage and Handling Toolkit states that storage units and Temperature Monitoring Devices (TMDs) need regular maintenance to ensure proper operation.

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Medical-Grade Refrigeration in the Pharmacy: 2020 Trends & Adoption Rates

Posted on Feb 14, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

Medical-grade refrigeration is critical to protecting temperature sensitive medications and vaccines.

Pharmacy Purchasing & Products (PP&P) recently released the 14th Annual State of Pharmacy Automation Report which surveys pharmacists on the use of medical-grade cold...

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CDC Vaccine Toolkit 2020: What’s New?

Posted on Feb 06, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

The 2020 Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit is a comprehensive guide that reflects best practices for vaccine storage and handling from Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations, product information from vaccine manufacturers, and scientific...

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Pharmacy Refrigerators: The Benefits of GX Solutions from Helmer Scientific

Posted on Jan 30, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

Helmer Scientific recently introduced the new line of GX Solutions pharmacy refrigerators. GX Solutions are designed specifically for the storage of critical products such as medications and vaccines.

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Here’s How the CDC Defines A Vaccine Refrigerator

Posted on Jan 24, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

The CDC recommends the use of purpose-built or pharmaceutical-grade units designed to either refrigerate or freeze. These units can be compact, under-the-counter style or large upright refrigerator units.

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