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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162000
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Contributing to a Safer Environment
Author(s):
Boyle, Mariana; Ourada, Susan T.; Thompson, Rena P.
Author Details:
Mariana Boyle, BSN, RN, CNOR, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA, email: mariana.boyle@uchospitals.edu; Susan T. Ourada, BHA; Rena P. Thompson, MSN, RN
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Clincial Issue: Due to multiple non-regulatory methods of disposing of pharmaceuticals, these items have been found in the community water and environment. To be in compliance with regulatory agencies (TJC, EPA, State regulatory agencies, etc.), and to manage hazardous pharmaceutical waste, University of Chicago Medical Center implemented a pharmaceutical waste management protocol. Description of Team: Interdisciplinary team included environmental services, pharmacy, saftety department, perioperative, anesthesia, infection control, and the education department. Preparation and Planning: The interdisciplinary team reviewed the following processes: electronic pharmacy documentation, perioperative flow, review of OR floor space due to container sizes, waste flow, and identifying and labeling hazardous medications. A timeline was created to assist in the change of practice. The operating room pharmacy charge form was updated to distinguish the high risk pharmaceuticals for disposal to the proper containers. Assessment: When reviewing the operating room's disposal of hazardous medical waste protocol, it was found that current practice was not meeting standards of the EPA, TJC, and other state regulatory agencies. Implementation: A timeline was created to implement the staff's change in practice in disposal of hazardous medication waste. Electronic pharmacy medication record was updated with notations regarding hazardous pharmaceuticals for particular disposal. Outcome: Periodic audits are completed by vendor, UCMC administration, and OR management. Implications of Perioperative Nursing: This presentation was created to provide awareness to perioperative nurses regarding safer disposal of environmental hazardous pharmaceuticals.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2011
Conference Name:
AORN 58th Annual Congress
Conference Host:
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Conference Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Description:
AORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Center
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleContributing to a Safer Environmenten_GB
dc.contributor.authorBoyle, Marianaen_US
dc.contributor.authorOurada, Susan T.en_US
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Rena P.en_US
dc.author.detailsMariana Boyle, BSN, RN, CNOR, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA, email: mariana.boyle@uchospitals.edu; Susan T. Ourada, BHA; Rena P. Thompson, MSN, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162000-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Clincial Issue: Due to multiple non-regulatory methods of disposing of pharmaceuticals, these items have been found in the community water and environment. To be in compliance with regulatory agencies (TJC, EPA, State regulatory agencies, etc.), and to manage hazardous pharmaceutical waste, University of Chicago Medical Center implemented a pharmaceutical waste management protocol. Description of Team: Interdisciplinary team included environmental services, pharmacy, saftety department, perioperative, anesthesia, infection control, and the education department. Preparation and Planning: The interdisciplinary team reviewed the following processes: electronic pharmacy documentation, perioperative flow, review of OR floor space due to container sizes, waste flow, and identifying and labeling hazardous medications. A timeline was created to assist in the change of practice. The operating room pharmacy charge form was updated to distinguish the high risk pharmaceuticals for disposal to the proper containers. Assessment: When reviewing the operating room's disposal of hazardous medical waste protocol, it was found that current practice was not meeting standards of the EPA, TJC, and other state regulatory agencies. Implementation: A timeline was created to implement the staff's change in practice in disposal of hazardous medication waste. Electronic pharmacy medication record was updated with notations regarding hazardous pharmaceuticals for particular disposal. Outcome: Periodic audits are completed by vendor, UCMC administration, and OR management. Implications of Perioperative Nursing: This presentation was created to provide awareness to perioperative nurses regarding safer disposal of environmental hazardous pharmaceuticals.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:44:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:44:05Z-
dc.conference.date2011en_US
dc.conference.nameAORN 58th Annual Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostAssociation of periOperative Registered Nursesen_US
dc.conference.locationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.descriptionAORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Centeren_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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