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How do you store epi pens?

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Hi,

I'm just wondering how other nurses store their epi pens. I have them all jumbled up in my emergency bag and I only have one of those blue/green epi pen organizers. I was thinking of the clear plastic shoe rack that I've seen pictures of online.

Wave Watcher

Specializes in Community Health/School Nursing. Has 7 years experience.

I have mine in the original boxes, in a zip lock baggie with the students name on them. I also have them in alphabetical order in my med cabinet.

SassyTachyRN

Specializes in Peds, Oncology. Has 4 years experience.

I have mine in the original boxes, in a zip lock baggie with the students name on them. I also have them in alphabetical order in my med cabinet.

Mine are the exact way.

Mine are stacked in alphabetical order on top of my med cabinet. The boxes have to have the original pharmacy label, but I also write a new label with just the name and stick it on the end so it's easier for me to see. I also have a copy of their care plans stuck in the box so no one has to go hunting if it needs to be used.

JenTheSchoolRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in School nursing.

I use a fabric shoe rack hanging on the back of of the bathroom door in my office. Each student's epipen is in original box and also in a ziplock baggie with their name and homeroom on it in the shoe rack slot.

The show rack organization is more for emergency/easy access in my office if I am not there. It organized alphabetically by last name.

ORiginal box in a ziplock bag filed alphabetically in a basket in a cabinet.

Wave Watcher

Specializes in Community Health/School Nursing. Has 7 years experience.

Mine are stacked in alphabetical order on top of my med cabinet. The boxes have to have the original pharmacy label, but I also write a new label with just the name and stick it on the end so it's easier for me to see. I also have a copy of their care plans stuck in the box so no one has to go hunting if it needs to be used.

Yep, also put the care plans in mine. Grab and go.

OldDude

Specializes in Pediatrics Retired.

Mine are in a cabinet that is "locked" with a plastic seal that can be broken by hand; original containers with the child's picture affixed on the box next to the RX label - by grade level.