The Blog

September 17, 2020
Storage Based on Workflow in the Clinical/Central Pharmacy

How does pharmacy workflow influence storage design? In this article, we touch on the different types of pharmacy storage and how they can impact workflow.

August 19, 2020
COVID-19 Construction Considerations

As COVID-19 spread through the states, many challenges presented themselves in working construction sites. Guardian Medical Systems was in the middle of a half dozen hospital projects when COVID-19 hit, presenting unique concerns and solutions for each jobsite. In this article, we discuss the challenges faced and the solutions enacted that we found valuable to keep our projects running smoothly.

August 6, 2020
Hood Positioning in a Cleanroom

You've spent hours researching different compounding hoods for your cleanroom space. You finally found one that you feel fits your budget and needs. However, there are still more decisions to be made, like where to place the hood in your cleanroom space. In this article, we discuss the many variables to consider when choosing a location for your compounding hood.

July 20, 2020
Cleanroom Installations & HVAC Recommendations

As the release of the final (USP) regulations approach, there has been an increase in cleanroom installations and renovations. With these projects come concerns, one primary concern being the HVAC system. In this article, we discuss the benefits of a dedicated air handler system in a cleanroom setting.

May 27, 2020
Choosing a USP Pharmacy Consultant

Why hire a USP consultant for your next pharmacy design/build or renovation project? Choosing a consultant at the beginning may seem like an unnecessary expenditure, but the time and money a consultant can save over the course of a project can more than make up that cost.

February 26, 2020
Cleaning Stainless Steel in the Pharmacy & Lab

Stainless steel equipment and furniture are often used in cleanroom environments due to their ability to meet the stringent hygiene requirements. However, just because its name has the word stainless in it does not mean that it cannot be stained.

January 31, 2020
Keeping Your Cleanroom Clean: A Four Step Process

There are four steps to USP <800> compliant cleaning procedures for Primary Engineering Controls: Deactivating, Decontaminating, Cleaning and Disinfecting.

December 9, 2019
The Magic of Mobile Storage

Space is almost always at a premium in a pharmacy. If you find yourself lacking in storage space or floor space, mobile storage may be an option to give you all the storage you need in the smallest space possible.

November 20, 2019
Unit-Dose Cleaning Guide

Proper cleaning of your unit-dose packager is important, not just for patient safety, but for keeping your device running smoothly.

October 30, 2019
USP Enforcement

Even though USP Chapter <800> becomes official on December 1, 2019, it has been stated by USP that it is informational and not totally applicable due to the postponement and pending resolution of the <795> and <797> chapters.