Long term care facilities, assisted living facilities, and other residential treatment facilities offer unique challenges when designing a cost-effective and compliant pharmaceutical waste management program. We have worked extensively with DEA, EPA, and related professional associations to better understand how these intersecting regulations impact your market segment and how we can best assist you in creating and implementing a simple-to-use, compliant program.
Our first step is to work with your provider pharmacy, if possible, to determine what resources they can provide to assist in identifying which drugs become a hazardous waste when discarded. Based on the drug delivery systems currently being used, we will proceed to offer compliant options from which you can choose. Once established, you will want to maintain your system by using the patented Waste Wizard®, our online database which includes disposal information for over 220,000 drug products. Updated weekly with an average of 350 products, the Wizard is the most cost-effective method for keeping current with new drugs entering your facility, and patients’ personal medications.
Implementation of this valuable information into your training and policies and procedures can seem overwhelming! We have multiple additional ways to assist you, including our PharmE® Computer-based Training Program modules designed for nursing and environmental services. Finally, our PharmE® Policy and Procedure Templates save countless hours in developing accurate and compliant documents.