All drugs listed will be stored in the Emergency Department to ensure speedy provision of antidotes when required. Additional stocks will be kept in the Pharmacy Department.
A file has been compiled which contains comprehensive information on antidotes. A list of the location of all antidotes is contained in this file. The location in both the emergency department and the pharmacy are on this list.
The drugs will be stored in the antidote press in the resuscitation room.
Fridge items are kept in the resuscitation room fridge.
Several commonly used items, which are also used as antidotes will be stored as stock drugs in the drug cupboards in Resusc and Clean Utility room.
The emergency department Pharmaceutical technician will top-up the drugs twice-weekly Monday and Thursday to ensure the stock is available and to check expiry dates. It is the responsibility of the staff in the emergency department to reorder items that have been used immediately.
The antidote press in the pharmacy is under the bench on the left hand side of the dispensary and is clearly marked.