Pharmaceutical Formulary Characterization
Stericycle conducts an initial waste characterization to determine the appropriate designation for your wastes. As the leading company in processing pharmaceutical returns and recalls, Stericycle has unique capabilities in pharmaceutical characterization of your formulary. Our proprietary database profiles more than 450,000 National Drug Code (NDC) numbers, and our waste characterization includes a review of drugs identified by:
Once the initial characterization is complete, we’ll implement a process to update your hospital’s waste characterization on an ongoing basis as new drugs are added to your formulary.
Rx Waste Compliance Staff Training and Education
Our Rx Waste Compliance experts provide extensive training throughout your hospital as required by EPA (40 CFR §265.16) and DOT (49 CFR §172.702 and §172.704) to help ensure your medical center’s compliance with the pharmaceutical waste disposal program during the implementation process.
Our customized modules target environmental services (EVS) departments, clinicians, pharmacists, and nurses including unit-to-unit training for all departments that produce pharmaceutical waste, including all shifts.
We use both classroom and unit-to-unit training during implementation of our Rx Waste Compliance Service.
Implementation of Pharmaceutical Disposal Service
An important part of the Stericycle Rx Waste Compliance Service is setting up the Rx waste reusable container system in your pharmacy and patient care areas. This set up is done on-site and includes:
A walk-through with hospital staff to determine the location, type and number of containers needed for each department or unit
A recommendation for the proper sets of containers for each area
State-of-the-art disposable and reusable containers, color-coded for a user-friendly disposal process
Instructional charts for sorting of medicines by container type
Consultation on the regulatory aspects of the program
Transport and Disposal of Your Drug Waste
In the program’s final step, Stericycle handles all aspects of the transportation, treatment, and disposal of the hazardous and nonhazardous Rx waste you generate.
We provide replacement DOT-approved shipping containers and complete documentation and tracking of the waste.
Ongoing Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Support
Upon completion of service installation, our professional service group of Healthcare Compliance Specialists provides AfterCare; ongoing support to help your facility maintain compliance with EPA/DOT regulations and TJC standards.
Rely on Our Expertise to Maintain Compliance With Regulations and Standards
Our market leading Rx Waste Compliance Service not only assists with getting your hospital into compliance but also partners with you to build a sustainable program to help keep you in compliance. By choosing Stericycle Rx Waste Compliance Service as your long-term partner you’ll be able to focus on your core business of caring for your patients.
Stericycle has been assisting hospitals with compliance since 1989, and we’re ready to assist you.