I love this for medical storage. It locks and can be attached to the wall for safety. I even got a magnetic clipboard for charting and The Container Store has bins that fit inside perfectly. Anyway, just wanted to share this idea, for those who are looking for a more vertical solution.
My husband built a cabinet that goes around the door frame in my daughters room. We also have one of those sets of plastic drawers and use a cabinet in my kitchen. She went into the hospital two weeks ago for a GTube and stayed in the PICU for 8 days with breathing issues. When we came home we ended up with GTube supplies, a couch assist machine, pulse ox both home and travel, CPAP and supplies, compressor, oxygen tanks, and concentrator. Plus we are waiting on a suction machine and a best for treatments. Oh-and diapers and wipes and regular care stuff...
We started out with rolling drawers to hold things like syringes and other medical items. 1 set of drawer grew to 3, then 5 and eventually looked like a parking lot for rolling drawers. We decided it was time to do something bigger to accommodate everything in one unit. After lots of searching we found a unit at Ikea that we were able to customize to fit our needs. You can fill the cubies with bins, drawers, leave them as shelves, etc. We combined the flexibility if the Expedit shelving unit with our handy label maker and came out with a very effective medical storage system.
Shelving we got from IKEA.... Bins too, they slide in and hang. Everything is customizable you can make shelving as large or as small as you want, 3 different bin sizes and the letters are foam Glitter letters from Arts and Crafts section!
I got these modular cabinets at Pottery Barn, and they are fantastic storage units that hide all of the "stuff!" You can mix and match the cubes, but all of mine had doors. The two bases are huge drawers that hold the circuits for the ventilator and clothes/blankets/bibs/etc.
Green baskets are gastric. One has extensions, both mickey and 4ft extensions and replacement Y ports. The middle one has tapes and guaze. The last one has 60ml syringes
Black for breathing. All neb masks, cups, tubing, and vortex masks.
The colored ones (soon to be replaced with solid colors like others) have different size syringes. I have 1ml, 3ml, 6ml, 12ml, and 20ml.
Bottom shelf is formula and duocal.
On the floor is 500ml bags, 1200ml bags, and pedialyte.
Off in the back is all surplus supplies.
all surplus meds are to the left of gastic(soon to be a red basket). The top white one is my youngest's hypoglycemia supplies. The bottom white drawer is full of instant ice packs.