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
Furukawa, Patricia de Oliveira [UNIFESP]
Cunha, Isabel Cristina Kowal Olm [UNIFESP]
Pedreira, Mavilde da Luz Gonçalves [UNIFESP]
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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.
CitationRevista Brasileira De Enfermagem. Brasilia df, v. 69, n. 1, p. 16-22, 2016.
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