|Immunization in Practice: Learning (3 modules) Activities Manual, Trainer's - Guide, Modules 1-11 (WHO - OMS, 1998, 34 p.)|
1. When is the best time to clean and sterilize reusable syringes and needles?
2. Would you keep or throw out the vaccine in each of the following cases?
a) You have brought back opened vials of OPV and DPT with some vaccine left in them on returning from an outreach session.
b) Opened vials with some tetanus toxoid and hepatitis B vaccine left in them remain as you finish a session in your health centre.
c) You reconstitute a vial of BCG vaccine at 11.00 and there is still some left at 14.00 on the same day, when you are ready to begin the afternoon session.
d) You drop your last vial of DPT vaccine on the floor.
i) The vial has been opened.
ii) The vial has not been opened.
e) Your refrigerator is out of order all weekend. What should you do with each of the following vaccines it contains:
- BCG unopened;
- OPV opened;
- OPV unopened;
- DPT opened;
- DPT unopened;
- measles reconstituted;
- yellow fever unopened;
- hepatitis B opened;
- hepatitis B unopened?
f) After returning from an outreach session you open the vaccine carrier to find the ice in all the ice packs has melted. What should you do with:
(i) the opened vials inside;
(ii) the unopened vials inside?