Monday, November 28, 2016

#11 A local temperature recording form (PHILIP)

As I walks through our clinic for inspections, I met a Nurse busy recording the daily cold chain Refrigerator 'out side' Temperature. She shown it to me and I said to the Nurse - Yes, this is a example of the good record keeping.

The photo below was also taken when the same Nurse was responding to my question about: Vaccines Tally Sheet Record for the clinic.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

#6 Temperature sensitive product being administered (KEHINDE)

#6 Temperature sensutive product been administered to a baby in one of our health facility in Oyo State Nigeria.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

#10 - A health worker in Immunization Outreach (AUN)

RATANAKIRI, Cambodia: The outreach team of two male staff and one midwife from the health centre need to travel by motorbike, then boat to cross the river and again by motorbike or ox cart. The village is about 40 kilometers which take at least 2 hours travel and longer time, especially difficult during the rainy season.

Vaccines are kept in the vaccine carrier with conditioned ice packs. Vaccines are also kept in the plastic zipped lock. No Freeze Tag included in the vaccine carrier. The vaccine carrier is not well protected from sun light during transport.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

#1 - A non-pharma example of measuring temperature (REZWAN)

This photo has been taken in my University department where they're constantly monitoring temperature and humidity of the room

This photo has been taken in my University department where they're constantly monitoring temperature and humidity of the room

Thursday, October 20, 2016

#11: A local temperature recording form (KWAME)

Number 11:  A local temperature recording form
This is a temperature monitoring chart at Mhuju Health Centre in Northern Malawi. Temperature reading is done twice a day from a Fridge tag and charting done.

Monday, October 17, 2016

#14 Risks associated with transport and/or control measures introduced to detect/prevent and/or mitigate a risk (UMIT)

Dear All,

Though I have indicated that this posting is for the situation #14, it is not fully correct, because there is no "transport" involved what I will explain below. But I thought it would be a good example of "control measures" in our daily lives...

Where I live (Collonge-Bellerive) just across our apartment, there is a new construction of a two-story building with 3 levels of parking underground, and all these heavy machineries are pounding all day long, starting 7 am in the morning... It is good that they do not work on Saturday and Sunday. And I am so happy when it rains, at least we are not exposed to dust then...

I took this photo the other day, thinking that it will be a good example of control measures.

Here is a display at the entrance that serves a dual purpose: both to public and workers. 

First of all, it says "Entries prohibited to the general public". it is a warning sign, assuming that people will not enter reading this sign - so, it is preventive in nature, but of course it has a big hole in it. The sign is not too big and even with a big sign, you may not pay attention, and/or though you have read it you still can walk inside since there is no physical barrier that really prevents this. 

Secondly, it tells workers that the special personal protection is obligatory. So, we have a safety helmet, safety boots, and high-visibility vest on the sign. And you can see the worker on the machine wearing his helmet and high-visibility vest - though you cannot see it, he is also wearing his safety boots. Here, the sign again is a preventive measure. The helmet and the boots are also preventive in nature. The high-visibility vest is in detection nature at first (serves to others to see that there is a worker there), and by doing this it prevents any related unwanted situations. 

Keep in mind that no job is so important and no service is so urgent that we cannot take time to perform our work safely.

Cheers / UMIT

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

#4 An Example of a good temperature monitoring device in action (SHALINIE)

This is another temperature monitoring device in the cold room in Cebu City. The recording sheet shall be replaced weekly.

Sample monitoring sheet. These are kept in a folder at the cold room office for future references. The Pharmacist/cold room manager takes charge in replacing the monitoring sheet weekly.