Medication Storage Area Inspections

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Bridget Gegorski
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Medication Storage Area Inspections

Hello MSOS,

How frequently are you requiring formal and documented medication storage area inspections at your facilities?

Currently our system policy requires monthly documented inspections, but there has been a request to change this to quarterly. The Joint Commission requires inspections to take place periodically, but des not define a timeframe.

Thank you in advance for your response!

Bridget Gegorski, PharmD, MS, BCSCP
Medication Safety Officer
Manager, Medication Safety and Drug Information Department
University Hospitals Office: 216-983-1307
11100 Euclid Ave Fax: 216-844-3052
Cleveland, Ohio 44106 Mail Stop: WRN 5006
Bridget.Gegorski@UHHospitals.org