Medical Bags for GP’s
If you’re a GP you’ll know that making visits to patients is always accompanied by a medical bag full of the necessary equipment and drugs. In this article we’ll be exploring what your medical bag should contain as well as what to consider when stocking it.
Firstly, it’s important to factor in the location of the patient. For example, if you’re planning to work in a rural location that’s not very accessible to a major hospital, you may need a higher stock count of emergency drugs in your medical bag. These are often a range of medicines for acute situations on home visits.
It’s easy to forget about the medication placed within the medical bags due to them being easily hidden. It’s therefore important to put a process in place where you should check that the medication is in date and the equipment is well maintained. You should aim to do these checks at least twice a year, reviewing batch numbers, expiry dates whilst making sure you record this data .
Once you’ve selected and managed your content, it’s then a question of what attributes your medical bag should have in order to transport medicines around safely. Here is a list of good practice.
- Lockable – Your medical bag should be lockable and never left unattended, making sure you store the bag in a cool place when not in use.
- In the car – When in the car, you should always lock the medical bag out of sight in the vehicle boot
- Temperatures – Most medicines should be stores between 4°C and 25° - a maximum-minimum thermometer in the bag could be useful to record extremes of temperature.
- Always keep the bag closed when not in use – bright lights can inactivate certain drugs.
CorrMed have a specialist bag range and medical bag range specifically designed for doctors, nurses and first responders. Many of our emergency bags are made with wipe clean material for easy cleaning and tough durable fabric for longevity.
For more information about CorrMed and the other products and services we offer, please visit our main site, www.corrmed.com
Added: 18 Oct 2018 00:00
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