Health21-12-2020 00:00:00

5 things hospitals need to know about managing COVID-19 vaccines from Wolters Kluwer

Now that the FDA has approved two different COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use, Annie Lambert, PharmD, BCSCP, clinical program manager, Wolters Kluwer, Health advises that hospitals keep in mind the following five things when managing the vaccine doses.

  1. Expect systems to evolve: Surprise: extra doses! Empower pharmacy administrators to make changes to keep up with information changing daily
  2. Track everything digitally: Hardcopy or Excel temperature monitoring and storage management tracking is not enough. Cloud-based tools ensure access anywhere, increase visibility and automate vaccine management workflow
  3. Streamline & standardize compounding processes: Ensure standardized vaccine preparation and dilution, and control beyond-use dates to cut waste.
  4. Keep up competencies: Update and schedule custom competencies on vaccine storage, dispensing, and administration
  5. Data, Data, Data: Report results effectively on compliance, completion volume, staff training, and quality

For additional information on how to manage COVID-19 vaccines visit Simplifi 797's vaccine storage and handling support page.

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