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TempAlert Product Review

TempAlert Product Review

A few weeks ago we wrote about the importance of monitoring temperatures for infusion medications. I hate to propose problems without solutions so in this post we will be telling you about our experience with one of the best solutions we found to the temperature monitoring problem. In this post, we will review the TempAlert wireless monitoring system. I ran across the TempAlert system about 6 months ago while doing some research for our IV Insights Blog post on managing and monitoring medication inventories. I spoke to a representative at TempAlert who was kind enough to send us a demo […] Read more

Infusion Medication Monitoring Considerations

Infusion Medication Monitoring Considerations

I have visited many practices and Infusion Centers that have gone to great lengths to protect their facilities from would be intruders – installing special locks, key fobs, and various alarm and surveillance equipment. While it is important to physically secure items in your facilities, theft of property is not what should keep most of you up at night. In any single day, many of you carry somewhere between $50,000 and $500,000 of medications in your infusion medication inventories. The biggest likely threat to this expensive inventory is not theft, but destruction caused by nature or negligence.

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Buying or Upgrading your Infusion Center Refrigerator

Buying or Upgrading your Infusion Center Refrigerator

When was the last time you did the math on the dollars worth of infusion medication inventory in your practice? If you’re like most providers, you likely have 10’s to 100’s of thousands of dollars of temperature controlled inventory occupying the very small and fragile square footage of your infusion center refrigerator. In this post, we are discussing some of the practical steps that providers can take to minimize loss and properly monitor temperature controlled medications in their offices.

At one point in the not so distant past, I was responsible for a daily inventory of over $1.2 million dollars […] Read more