Management of Drugs at Health Centre Level - Training Manual
(2004; 84 pages) View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the documentForeword
View the documentAcknowledgements
View the documentObjectives
View the document1. Introduction
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Open this folder and view contents3. Selection of drugs
Close this folder4. Drug procurement
View the document4.1 Estimation of drug requirements
View the document4.2 Determining drug types and quantities required
View the document4.3 Delivery (lead) time
View the document4.4 Monthly consumption
View the document4.5 Request indicator (re-order)
View the document4.6 Quantity to be requested
View the document4.7 Price of drugs
Open this folder and view contents4.8 Requisition, supply and receipt of drugs
Open this folder and view contents4.9 Supply of drugs from medical stores
Close this folder4.10 Drug storage
View the document4.10.1 Proper drug storage
View the document4.10.2 Storage Environment
View the document4.10.3 Arrangement of drugs on shelves
View the document4.10.4 The storeroom
View the document4.10.5 The dispensary
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Open this folder and view contents7. Drug stock management support tools
View the document8. Definitions
View the document9. References
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4.10.1 Proper drug storage

Drugs are stored in a specially designed secure area or space of a building in order to:

• Avoid contamination or deterioration,

• Avoid disfiguration of labels,

• Maintain integrity of packaging and so guarantee quality and potency of drugs during shelf life,

• Prevent or reduce pilferage, theft or losses,

• Prevent infestation of pests and vermin.

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