Idea Exchange: Use a calendar to keep track of expiring drugs

Dec 01, 2004
By staff

Each January, we print out a calendar for the next two years and write the expiration dates for all our injectable drugs, dispensed drugs, and test kits on the corresponding months. As new drugs and kits arrive, we write their expiration dates on the calendar, as well. Each month, I check the calendar to see what items will expire in the next month and contact our representatives about possible credits and reorders. We also check each label's expiration date at the time of dispensing.

Debbie Bess, office manager
Carson City, Nev.