The cold chain describes the system of transporting and storing vaccines within the temperature range of +2°C to +8°C from the place of manufacture to the point of administration. This is essential to ensure that all vaccines administered to patients are safe and efficacious. 

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#1. All purpose-built vaccine fridges and portable coolers used for outreach immunisation must have a data logger to monitor the vaccine temperature. What are the recommended time intervals for the data logger to read the temperature?

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#2. A vaccine cold chain breach is defined as:

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#3. Many vaccines are light sensitive which reduces their effectiveness. Vaccines must be stored in their original packaging. Which of the following vaccines are light sensitive?

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#4. In Victoria, a first-time vaccine breach meeting specific temperature and time excursions does not need to be notified to Immunisation health.vic. The provider must manage the cause of the breach and mark the vaccine boxes for future reference. Which statement matches this scenario?

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#5. Which statement finishes this sentence: In Victoria, a second vaccine cold chain breach for vaccines exposed to a first-time breach …

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#6. When must purpose-built vaccine fridges, data loggers and other cold chain equipment be serviced?

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#7. When are manual temperature checks (minimum, maximum, current and reset) of the purpose-built vaccine fridge’s electronic temperature display read and recorded?

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#8. Which statement completes this sentence: A purpose-built vaccine fridge should...

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#9. Which statement completes the sentence: When accepting a delivery of vaccine stock….

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#10. Which statement completes the sentence: If the immunisation service has a prolonged vaccine cold chain breach and the data logger was not working….

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#11. Which statement completes the sentence: When storing vaccines in your purpose-built vaccine fridge, it is acceptable to….

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#12. How often should a vaccine storage self-audit be carried out using the checklist provided in the "National vaccine storage guidelines – strive for 5"?

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#13. In the event that the nominated vaccine management staff member is absent, what action should occur?

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#14. The local power company has advised of a planned power outage next Friday for up to eight hours. What action should occur?

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#15. What is the correct storage advice to a patient for private vaccines purchased from a pharmacy?

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#16. Which are examples of preventable vaccine cold chain breaches?

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