Evaluation of environmentally sustainable actions in the medication process

Evaluation of environmentally sustainable actions in the medication process

Title: Evaluation of environmentally sustainable actions in the medication process;
Evaluación de acciones ecológicamente sustentables en el proceso de medicación;
Avaliação de ações ecologicamente sustentáveis no processo de medicação
Author Furukawa, Patricia de Oliveira Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Cunha, Isabel Cristina Kowal Olm Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pedreira, Mavilde da Luz Gonçalves Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Objective: to analyze sustainable actions from an environmental point of view in the medication process, from the reception of the prescription of the pharmacy to waste discard by nursing. Method: study before and after performed through Lean Six Sigma methodology. The sample consisted of the amount and type of waste resulting from the pharmacy and nursing services of a medical-surgical clinical unit. Results: after the intervention was obtained at the pharmacy a reduction of 74.8% of chemical, infectious and sharps waste, an increase of 33.3% of common recyclable and 20% of common non-recyclable. In nursing, there was a reduction of 22.5% of chemical, infectious and sharps waste, an increase of 22.9% of common recyclable and an increase of 20% of common non-recyclable. Conclusion: the practice of sustainable actions in the hospital is possible, contributing to the optimization of resources and waste production with benefits to the institution, environment, and health.
Keywords Nursing
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Environment
Sustainable Development
Waste ManagementClimate-Change
Human Health
Care
Waste
Focus
Language Portuguese
Date 2016
Published in Revista Brasileira De Enfermagem. Brasilia df, v. 69, n. 1, p. 16-22, 2016.
ISSN 0034-7167 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Revista De Saude Publica
Extent 16-22
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0034-7167.2016690103i
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000404279100003
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/49235

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