Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 08:46:00 -0400
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Subject: Re: Laboratory medical oversight

From: Andrew Gross <gross.drew**At_Symbol_Here**>
Date: March 17, 2010 8:28:26 AM EDT
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Laboratory medical oversight

In the fire service, our trucks carry medical kits for the rare
instance we may not have an ambulance supporting our efforts.  Our
trucks are also checked daily for working equipment.  When the
inspection is done, the person initials a calandar.  The daily checks
calls for the person checking to acknowledge the medical kit.  One day
I realized no one checks inside of the kit.  I opened it, replaced all
of the expired stuff (50%ish) and on the calendar I marked off the day
that the next item is to expire so someone knows to actually open the
bag up and look.

If you haven't realized where I was going, you should assign people to
check you fume hoods daily or weekly.  To be honest, your working with
stuff that requires atropine, you should do that anyway.  Check the
flow, cleanliness, all the equipment inside works, the door seals etc.
On the calendar that the inspector will have to initial, mark the day
that the drugs will have to be replaced and not just looked at with a
smile and say...its there.


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