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  • Medication Inventory

    Hello,

    Recently, our small midwestern fire/EMS department transitioned from a regional drug bag exchange system with the local hospitals to a system where we supply and stock our own medications for our ALS medic units. We do not have a one-for-one agreement with local hospitals and do not restock our medications there, meaning we have to maintain our own inventory.

    Having been tasked with the inventory maintenance, medication checks, and medication ordering, is there anyone who supplies their meds in a similar manner that would be wiling to share how you keep track of your inventory, how and who checks the drug boxes on the medic units, how often, etc.? Thanks in advance, I appreciate it!

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    drug boxes are checked at the beginning of every shift. every drug that is used on a call is restocked from the station supply cache. sometimes the truck has a larger drug supply than what is in the first in bag; in this case, any drugs used out of the bag are restock from the truck supply.

    each station has a small supply cache, which is checked every week (usually on sundays). every sunday, an inventory is taken, and an order is sent to either the logistics supervisor or the on duty supervisor.

    main HQ has a larger supply cache, and delivers "orders" to the substations every week. in a pinch, a supervisor can drop off a supply order to a substation.
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      Originally posted by drparasite View Post
      drug boxes are checked at the beginning of every shift. every drug that is used on a call is restocked from the station supply cache. sometimes the truck has a larger drug supply than what is in the first in bag; in this case, any drugs used out of the bag are restock from the truck supply.

      each station has a small supply cache, which is checked every week (usually on sundays). every sunday, an inventory is taken, and an order is sent to either the logistics supervisor or the on duty supervisor.

      main HQ has a larger supply cache, and delivers "orders" to the substations every week. in a pinch, a supervisor can drop off a supply order to a substation.
      Thanks for the reply, on this one and on EMTLife. Just trying to get more info by posting on two separate sites!

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