|Generic Drug: Epinephrine
Three bags of 250 cc epinephrine were being prepared for surgery when only one was routinely used. The surgeon agreed to order only one and the pharmacist agreed to be on hand to make them as needed, which has since reduced waste generation at this facility.
Proprietary Drug(s): Epinephrine
Delivery Method(s): Intravenous (IV)
For more information:
Smith, Charlotte, Pines, Eydie et al. "Managing Pharmaceutical Waste: A 10-Step Blueprint for Healthcare Facilities In the United States." Practice Greenhealth, 2008.
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