Storage of NMBA in the OR and during ORs

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Salma Al-Khani
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Storage of NMBA in the OR and during ORs

Dear all:
Kindly share with us your practice for the following;
Atracurium, Pancuronium, Suxamethonium and Rocuronium are all fridge items that are removed from the fridge every day and placed in all ORs. When the day is over (8-9 hours later) the vials are all put back into the fridge. This is repeated on a daily basis as we don’t have fridges in the ORs. Stability data of all of them state that the stability of the vials on removing from the fridge varies from 1-3 months depending on the specific product and should NOT be placed back in the fridge once removed.
What is your current practice to ensure optimal storage and stability of these products?

Thank you

Salma