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Last updated: July 06, 2020

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FIFO Shelves for Prescription Bottle Storage

Storing prescription pill bottles was a challenge for a hospital pharmacy. They needed a new storage system and turned to Spacesaver®. First In, First Out (FIFO) shelves – a cantilever trays with acrylic front and bin dividers – were incorporated into a FrameWRX high density (HD) storage system to meet the hospital pharmacy’s storage needs. Available on Vizient GPO Contract #CE2900 (Vizient customers call for contract pricing.

Requirements the Pharmacy Had for the New Storage System

The pharmacy had specific requirements they wanted incorporated their storage system including:

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  • more storage capacity within the FrameWRX HD system
  • gravity fed shelving to improve first in, first out
  • easy access, with the ability to load prescription bottles in front, as well as, in the back
  • easy visibility into the storage system
  • to store various sized bottles in the same system

Features of the FIFO Shelves & FrameWRX HD System

The FIFO shelves & FrameWRX HD system were specially designed for the pharmacy and included many unique features including:first in first out shelves storing pharmacy prescription bottles

  • FrameWRX HD with custom sloped shelves; standard sloped shelves do not support dividers
  • Holes were punched in 2” increments, allowing for flexibility of the size of bottles the shelf could support
  • Custom dividers were made to accommodate the pharmacy’s need to supply bottles into the back of the system
  • A sturdy 3” tall acrylic bin front was designed to support the bottles and provide visibility into the shelf; this front can be removed as needs change

Benefits of the FIFO Shelves & FrameWRX HD System

The new storage system offered many benefits to the pharmacy including:

  • FrameWRX HD system maximized their storage and allowed the pharmacy to increase the bulk storage supply in the room
  • Custom clear bin fronts and slanted shelves made it easy to read the labels, which will reduce the risk of errors
  • Custom short dividers give staff easy access for loading new medication into the back of the storage system
  • A gravity fed shelf promotes first in, first out inventory management, eliminating expired items that are unnecessary waste

Contact Us for FIFO Shelves & FrameWRX HD Systems

Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for Spacesaver FIFO shelves & FrameWRX HD systems to improve storage efficiency throughout your hospital. SSG will even provide a free consultation to determine your exact needs before the design process begins. To learn more or to speak with a specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.


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