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Protecting Refrigerated Vaccines with Water Bottles: An Evidence-Based Strategy

Muegge, Sarah MSN, RN-BC

AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000422257.03331.bd
Cultivating Quality
Abstract

A quality improvement initiative promotes safer refrigerator storage of vaccines in ambulatory clinics.

In Brief

A quality improvement initiative promotes safer refrigerator storage of vaccines in ambulatory clinics.

Author Information

Sarah Muegge is the ambulatory nurse educator for regional services at CoxHealth in Springfield, MO. Contact author: sarah.muegge@coxhealth.com. The author acknowledges Charlotte Sims-Higgins, then coordinator of the Missouri Vaccine for Children program, who supported the effort to review the refrigerated storage process; Marcia Dyer, national account manager at American Thermal Instruments, who supplied and analyzed data from the portable temperature loggers; Michelle Carpenter, RN, a CoxHealth clinic nurse who helped conduct the intervention and collect data from the pediatric clinic refrigerator; and Kyle Waite in CoxHealth's information technology department, who provided temperature data. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.