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Vaccine Fridge + Laboratory Refrigeration Manuals (all superseded)

Here is a long list of operating manuals for a bunch of products that ENLAKE has sold over the years. These manuals are for products that are no longer in production. They include many models of vaccine fridges,  laboratory fridges, laboratory freezers, thermometers and data loggers. These manuals will come in handy if you have lost your original manual or if you have purchased the device second hand.   Arrowsmith & Grant Arrowsmith & Grant AG308BP USER MANUAL AVEM Quirks After 2016 Medisafe vaccine fridges were...

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National Vaccine Storage Guidelines – Strive for 5

If you are storing vaccines or you are looking at buying a vaccine fridge then it is highly recommended that you get, read and understand The National Vaccine Storage Guidelines which provides information and advice for vaccine storage management. Strive for 5 was written to help all Australian immunisation service providers, from medical practices to large hospitals, clinics and outreach providers. The publication’s title refers to Strive for 5 degrees Celsius (°C) – that is, the point midway between +2°C and...

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Vaccine Receival Protocol

To help maintain an effective cold chain, the following steps should be followed on receival of vaccines: • Ensure a staff member is designated as the administrator of vaccines and vaccine storage. A back-up administrator is also needed to take responsibility for vaccines in the absence of the primary administrator. • Check the dispatch date and cold chain monitors (if used). If the delivery has taken more than three days, or the monitor indicates that the cold chain has not been maintained,...

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Power Failures

Vaccine Fridges - What to do in the event of a power outage During business hours 1. Check your switchboard to see if any circuit breakers or Residual Current Devices (RCD) have been tripped. If they have try resetting them. If this fails ring your electrician. 2. If your switchboard is not the problem, contact your electricity provider to see how long the power outage will last. 3. Keep the vaccine fridge door closed and closely monitor the temperature. 4. If the power outage is expected...

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Glass Door vs Solid Door Vaccine Fridges

Location of Stock Glass doors - It is far easier to find items in a glass door vaccine fridge as they can be easily seen with the door closed. This helps to reduce door opening times and to help keep the vaccines in the desired temperature range. Solid doors - It can be harder to locate items with a solid door and therefore door opening times may be longer. This shouldn't present a significant problem as all vaccine fridges are designed to...

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Choosing a Vaccine Fridge

Appropriate Location The placement of a vaccine refrigerator is critical. There needs to be enough space around a medical fridge to allow air movement. For most vaccine fridges, around 30 mm of clearance is required on each side of the fridge. There are a few models of vaccine fridges that are designed so that no clearance for ventilation is needed at all. It is best to place the refrigerator in an insulated room and not against an outside wall which is subject...

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Bromic Medical Fridges

ENLAKE has now added Bromic Refrigeration to our long list of vaccine fridge suppliers. Bromic is one of Australia's largest and most trusted suppliers of refrigeration equipment, and they have just introduced the Bromic MediFridge™ to the market. Bromic now offers three sizes of vaccine fridges. They have the MED0140GD which is a 145 litre fridge that is designed to be placed underneath a bench. The MED0220D is Bromic's mid-sized offering and it has a volume of 215 litres. Bromic's largest medical fridge is...

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Vaccine Fridges – Purpose Built vs Domestic

NEWS FLASH - According to the latest National Vaccine Storage Guidelines: Strive for 5, domestic fridges may no longer be used for the storage of vaccines. Domestic refrigerators have many disadvantages when it comes to storing vaccines, some of which are very serious, including: They are often incapable of complying with the 2-8°C temperature range required for optimal vaccine storage. If the temperature drops to 0°C, the vaccines can be frozen, maling them impotent. Elevated temperatures can also make the vaccines ineffective....

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