|If you are one of the nation's 335,700 lab technicians, you know that the work is hectic and sometimes crazy. Whether you're employed by a research laboratory, pharmacy, or doctor's office, you always have something to be doing. As a result, it can be easy for lab samples or medications to get misplaced -- they're never lost, because you know you placed them in your lab freezer or medical grade refrigerator, but the time it takes to locate specimens can sometimes drag on; before you know it, your fingers are frozen to the bone and you've lost precious minutes you could've spent working.|
Since efficiency is vital in such an environment (after all, you've got patients or other health professionals waiting on your efforts), organization is the best way to combat any confusion. In this two-part series, we're going to be outlining six ways to effectively manage and store your laboratory's refrigerated and frozen items in their respective medical refrigerators and medical freezers. Let's get started.
When it comes to lab freezers and lab refrigerators, it's better to be safe than sorry. Though the odds of tainting an experiment are slim, it does happen; take all the necessary precautions and be sure to organize your lab freezers as best as possible to reduce your chances of making a mistake.