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A Medication Safety Officer’s Perspective on Safely Managing Refrigerated Medications: Week One

Posted on Jul 19, 2019 by Jessalynn (White) Henney, PharmD

 

We are kicking off a Medication Safety Officer blog series on managing refrigerated medications. Each week, Network Medication Safety Officer, Jessalynn Henney, PharmD, will be answering...

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What Are Best Practices for Selecting Plasma Freezers?

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

Helmer Scientific has been serving the blood bank community for more than 40 years.  Over time we have received questions about what’s important in the design of medical-grade cold storage...

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What Are Best Practices for Selecting Blood Bank Refrigerators?

Posted on Jul 09, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

Helmer Scientific has been serving the blood bank community for more than 40 years. Over time we have received questions about what’s important in the design of a Blood Bank Refrigerator. What is...

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A Look into the 2019-2020 Flu Season

Posted on Jun 27, 2019 by Miranda Schroeder

Vaccines remain the best way to prevent the spread of influenza. The CDC estimates that, from October 1, 2018, through May 4, 2019, there have been (CDC):

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What Are Best Practices for Selecting Plasma Thawing Systems?

Posted on Jun 25, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

Helmer Scientific has been serving the blood bank community more than 40 years.  Over time we have received questions about what is important in the design of a Plasma Thawing System. What is it...

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USP <800> Compliance: 9 Webinars to Help You Prepare

Posted on Jun 20, 2019 by Miranda Schroeder

Pharmacy Purchasing and Products has been hosting various 20-minute webinars on important hospital pharmacy topics such as USP <800> guidelines and preparation. The webinars are designed to...

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Ultra-Low Freezer Survey Explores User Needs and Purchasing Considerations

Posted on Jun 18, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

Have you ever wondered what’s important to laboratories that use ultra-low freezers to store their valuable samples? TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS recently looked at this question and published an article...

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World Blood Donor Day is June 14

Posted on Jun 14, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

Photo courtesy of WHO

World Blood Donor Day is celebrated in countries all around the world each year on June 14. The goal is to raise awareness of the universal need for safe blood in the...

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Drug Storage Automation— Finding Solutions for your Refrigerated Products

Posted on Jun 12, 2019 by Jon Brown PharmD, MHA

As we move into a new era of drug storage, in all healthcare segments, the age-old question of automated storage of refrigerated medications continues to rear its head.  Many of the most expensive...

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Donate to Save Lives

Posted on Jun 07, 2019 by Donna Holpuch

Recently there have been many news reports about the critical shortage of blood throughout the country.  Donations were way down during the spring break period and fewer blood drives are being...

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