PharmEcology Power Point 11 11 2012 1 Essay

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PharmEcology
Lakichia Carrier, Funda Simsek, and Sarah Rombauer

Executive Summary
• Healthcare systems produce highly toxic chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
• It is required by the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) for healthcare systems to meet the regulations of the
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
(RCRA).

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Executive Summary
• Failure to adhere to the regulations can result in costly fines.
• Releasing and not properly disposing of hazardous materials is detrimental to the environment, the water supply, and the community. 3

Project Description
• Setup a pharmaceutical waste plan for a large health system

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High Level Product
Characteristics
• Implement pharmaceutical waste plan to segregate hazardous medications and dispose them off properly.
– Develop Task Force
– Inventory Analysis of current medications
– Segregation of Pharmaceutical Waste
– Education and Training of Staff
– Auditing of Plan
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Project Purpose or
Justification
• Meet RCRA Regulations (Resource
Conservation and Recovery Act) enforced by the EPA and also can be enforced at a state level.
• Meet TJC (The Joint Commission) standards in order to maintain TJC accreditation. • Sustainability of water supply.
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Project Objectives
• Pharmaceutical Waste Task Force will create a plan with guidance of consulting group,
PharmEcology to implement segregation of pharmaceutical waste within 6 months.
• Cost goal of the project is not to exceed
$100,000.
• Educate and train healthcare staff (nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, patient care assistants, environmental services employees)
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Project Objectives
• Implement plan
• Monitor and Audit plan results
• Close – Handoff to operations employees, safety department, and environmental services department.

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Project Benefits
• Reduces risk of fines, penalties, and loss of accreditation.
• Prevents hazardous medications from entering the local water supplies.

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Project Success Criteria
• Pharmaceuticals are properly being disposed of at all locations in the health system and verified by auditing.
• Staff can successfully communicate and demonstrate proper way to dispose of pharmaceutical waste to regulators and inspectors. 10

Stakeholder Register
Name

Position

Role

Internal / External

Janice Doe

Director of Pharmacy

Tram Member

Internal

Susan Doe

Pharmacist Supervisor

Team Member

Internal

Stephanie Doe

Lead Pharmacist

Team Member

Internal

Lead Pharmacist

Team Member

Internal

Sarah Rombauer

Pharmacy Tech Supervisor /
Project Manager

Project Manager

Internal

Rita Doe

Pharmacy Nurse Supervisor

Team Member

Internal

Frank Doe

Director, Supply Chain
Management

Team Member

Internal

Larry Doe

Manager, Environmental
Services

Team Member

Internal

Mark Doe

General Manager,
Environmental Services
(interim)

Team Member

Internal

Susan Doe

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Stakeholder Register
Name

Position

Role

Internal / External

Stephanie Doe

Director, Regulatory and
Customer Relations

Team Member

Internal

Sarah Doe

Director of Nursing Practice and Research

Team Member

Internal

Clarke Doe

Director, Cardiopulmonary
Services

Team Member

Internal

Kim Doe

Supervisor, Infection Control

Team Member

Internal

Cindy Doe

Director, Clinical Informatics

Team Member

Internal

Joan Doe

VP Organizational Quality &
Performance Improvement

Internal Advisor

Internal

Phil Doe

Sr. VP and COO

Internal Advisor

Internal

Paul Doe

V.P. Facilities & Support
Services

Internal Advisor

Internal

Nick Doe

VP, Oncology

SPONSER

Internal

Sheri Doe

VP, Nursing

Internal Advisor

Internal

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Stakeholder Register
Name

Position

Role

Internal / External

Charlotte Doe

PharmEcology Consultant

External Advisor

External

Suzy Doe

PharmEcology
Implementation Coordinator

External Advisor

External

Customers and Patients

External

City of Harrisburg

External

Environment (Water Supply)

External

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Internal Structure
Nick Doe
SPONSER

Janice Doe
Director of
Pharmacy…