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Saturday, October 23, 2010

File under "Are you kidding?!"

"Drive-throughs aren't just for burgers.

Five Bon Secours sites will offer drive-through flu shots Saturday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. until noon or until supplies run out.

More than 700 residents rolled down their car windows and rolled up their sleeves last year for Bon Secours Hampton Roads' drive-through clinics. "

If you think I am not serious, check it out. I can't wait until corporate pharmacy follows along with this *brilliant* idea.

9 comments:

RxKerBer said...

Holy crap! Funny thing is I had this thought last week about when corpro was going to get this bug up their ass. Hell, I am so short I can't even reach people in their cars to give them the damn bag. I use tge slide out drawer. Maybe I can stick yhe syringe in in and talk them through self - injection technique.

Anonymous said...

What about the whole having them wait 10 minutes in the store after the shot?????

Big 'N Tasty RPH said...

My main issue to this is you need to observe the patient or have them in close proximity for at least 10 minutes in case of anaphylactic shock. How many people will drive away only to die in their car before this sort of thing is illegal?

Big 'N Tasty RPH said...

Before people start attacking me for being an alarmist I realize that the risk of anaphylactic shock with flu vaccines is minimal but I would rather have the patient there for 10, mind you T-E-N tiny little minutes than run the risk of 1 death. Your life is not so busy that you should risk death instead of being inconvenienced for waiting 10 minutes.

hannah said...

The hospital that's attached to my nursing school holds one of these every year. Vaccinate about ~1000 people or so in a little under four hours. Hell, I get my flu shot through student health and nobody is observing me for ten minutes. ;)

Anonymous said...

Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in California have done this for years & its the largest HMO in the nation.

I give 1000 flu shots per year & I don't have anybody wait for 10 minutes. Thats just not reasonable. Get a good history & informed consent with information about all the various reactions one could have (most are delayed, particularly with HD) & you're fine.

Anonymous said...

I'd say the DOD started this "shot" as they (at least used to) line up their recruits and inject them all in what seemed like an efficient process. The first that I'd seen of this drive-through vaccinating was at the VA Medical Centers in the past couple years. The nurse stands outside at a turn-around with a rolling computer and a stockpile of syringes...

pharmacychick said...

Big and Tasty has a point. A person can have a fainting or Vagal response up to 15 minutes after having a vaccination. and while (knock on wood) I haven't had any reported to me, its not a brilliant idea to have a person IMMEDIATELY driving away after a shot. sheesh...

Anonymous said...

For those who do NOT believe it can happen... don't tempt fate! I've been doing flu shots for a little over 6 years now.

Three weeks ago, I had a customer have a vagal response a good 5 minutes after I gave the shot. 3 family members, she was the first. She was fine until I was just getting done with the 3rd person, then WHAM! on the floor like a ton o' bricks.

Damn glad she wasn't behind the wheel of a car at that time. I'm still sorting through all the paperwork for Vaers, Corp., and risk management and I did everything right. Had EMT's take her to the ER, she was about 4 hours in observation, but everything seems fine now. Neck deep in documentation.

I can't imagine the backwork if someone pulls out of the parking lot and proceeds to pass out with their foot on the gas.

This person has had flu shots in the past, has no Hx of vagal or anaphylatic rxn, no dx or disease state that would throw out a red flag at all - wasn't even nervous about getting the shot.

Just that 1 in a million that dropped...