The basic types of medication safety storage

The family of medical practice supplies includes exam tables, charts and instruments to help provide all-around medical treatment for patients. Lock boxes and cabinets are among the most critical in the clinical or hospital setting since they house medications that make up the core of patient treatment.

Medication safety boxes are normally part of large refrigerated storage units or dry cabinets. They have pre-drilled holes for mounting on wire racks and glass and metal shelves. Many are available in a sturdy clear acrylic finish for improved visibility and access.

Standalone cabinets also have pre-drilled holes for horizontal or vertical wall mounting and offer fixed or adjustable shelves or both. Most units are available in either ABS or Sintra® impact-resistant, lightweight plastic, with powder-coated or baked-on enamel finishes, adding to their strength and durability.

Both types of boxes and cabinets have sturdy stainless steel hinges. Cabinets come with either through-pin butt hinges or partial or full-piano hinges extending full length, to maintain the integrity of the closure. Most medication safety locks offer inset or straight cam closures that provide a tight, beefy bar between the locking door and cabinet shell.

Medication safety boxes and cabinets offer different types of locks

Like the vast array of safes and cabinets for medical facilities and practices, whether for records or belongings, several lock options are available for medical boxes and cabinets. Quick-dispensing boxes are available with quick-release wire tabs for easy access to Schedule V meds quickly. Key locks are available with security protocols for different or identical key sets for various authorized personnel.

More sophisticated closures include combination-style locks with solid-metal cam bars, offering 1,000 self-setting combination entries for master, sub-master and user security level, ranging from facility administrator to LIP. Self-programmable electronic keypad entry locks are available as well, with 4-digit codes and AA battery overrides.

CeilBlue also offers several Schedule II narcotics cabinets with double locks, dictated by local, county or state regulation. The double locks on these rugged 18- or 20-gauge steel cabinets are often keyed separately and opening the door requires that each lock be set in the release position as a safeguard.

Medical safety equipment and accessories for transporting medications

Some medical organization supplies critical to the Joint Commission’s storage standards are transport cases to enable LIPs to move from one facility to another with medications and administration equipment for treating specific patients. CeilBlue offers impact-, moisture- and dust-resistant polypropylene carrying cases with industry-standard security seals and locking latches.

Accessories for medication lock boxes with key, combination or electronic security locks include pouches and STAT packs for special or urgent deliveries of patient medications between hospital wards, clinical settings or outside facilities.

Check out the different styles of accessories for secure medication storage for clinics and hospitals. Choose the size and application that keeps your facility in compliance with the industry’s current medication management standards.