Strategies in pharmaceutical hazardous waste management: Identifying improvements and best practices in a multi-facility healthcare system
- At: 2016 FIP Congress in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
- Type: Presentation
- By: SUBRAMANIAM, Vaiyapuri (Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Pharmacy Benefits Management Services, Silver Spring, United States)
- Co-author(s): Vaiyapuri Subramaniam:Pharmacy Benefits Management Services,Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs,Silver Spring,United States|William Kulas:Environmental Protection Office (VISN 1),Department of Veterans Affairs,Augusta,United States|Janey Namkung:College of Pharmacy,Pacific University,Hillsboro,United States
A comprehensive strategy is essential to minimize health risks from the management, handling and disposal of pharmaceutical hazardous wastes in healthcare systems. The complexity of regulatory standards pose challenges for pharmacists.
An assessment audit was conducted at selected VHA healthcare facilities considered geographically representative.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.