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Editor’s note: This issue of American Nurse Today offers three perspectives on medication disposal, designed to educate nurses on this important issue so they can serve as advocates and teach their patients properly.
The latest report from the President’s Cancer Panel was the first to link environmental causes with cancer. It found the country is largely unprotected from preventable exposures because of incomplete and outdated regulations.
Too often, pharmaceutical waste – much of it hazardous – shows up in our surface, ground, and drinking water. To solve this problem, the healthcare industry must work closely with federal and state regulators.
ANA issues principles delineating RN’s rights and responsibilities toward improving environmental health.