I have a lot of followup to do from the NCE, wow. Overwhelming.
I need to start with vaccine storage. PCC's own Graham Barden and Robin Warner did amazing work in the AAP's vaccine fridge booth, showing off the vital commercial level products. How can you spend $2-3K on a fridge for your house to hold $300-400 worth of food, but only spend 1/2 that to hold $50-100K of vaccines? There are other compelling reasons to have a proper fridge - from saved time to saved money to safer temperatures - just do it.
In addition to showing off the various models (including this vision of the future), they have prepared some great material that I share with you here to make it easy to find!
First, two helpful AAP links:
Both of these links are filled with great information and resources about storing your vaccines.
I also offer these amazing documents, care of Dr. Barden himself.
- Are You Silently FREEZING Your Vaccines?
Upgrading To SAFE Vaccine Storage in Outpatient Pediatric Offices –
Personal Confessions of a Refrigerator Geek!
This is gold! Please read this! It's about a lot more than freezing vaccines.
- Comparison of the temperature variance between top and middle shelves.
- How to calculate the amount of linear storage you need in your fridge.
I'll be back with more NCE-inspired info.