This is an update of the article originally published on November 3, 2015. Regulations change frequently. That’s why Sharps Compliance monitors updates and communicates any changes to its customers.
Nurses practicing in senior care have very busy work schedules. From caring for residents to distributing medications and updating records, their days can become overwhelming. One of the most important tasks is the disposal of unused medication.
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The EPA’s new rule regarding pharmaceutical waste disposal means that many long-term care (LTC) facilities will have to change their current practices and train employees on the new regulations. In an interview with McKnight’s Long Term Care News, Sharps Compliance’s Director of Regulatory Compliance, Wanda Lingner, explains how the new EPA rule will affect senior living facilities.
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Many senior living providers aren’t aware that some common medication disposal methods may actually be putting them at risk from a compliance standpoint while reducing operational efficiency and eroding the bottom line. A new white paper published by Sharps Compliance and Senior Housing News explains how “best practices” in medication disposal are changing and how senior living providers can benefit from new, safer pharmaceutical disposal options.
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Recent research shows that patients who receive education
and counseling about the importance of safe disposal of opioid medications are
associated with a higher likelihood of the patient properly disposing of their
unused medications. That peer-reviewed study
published in the Journal of Pain Research also found “a clear need to increase patient awareness about the
importance and methods of proper medication disposal, and a great opportunity
for health care providers to increase patient education efforts.”
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Americans filled over 3.7 billion prescriptions at retail pharmacy locations in 2018, and that number should rise as our population ages and more people are diagnosed with chronic conditions. Both groups are statistically more likely to take more medications, so the need for safe and convenient disposal options is growing. At Sharps Compliance, we’re meeting that challenge by offering safe medication disposal solutions to ultimate users.
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