Acute care pharmacies generate a lot of pharmaceutical waste, and itâ€™s not always clear what you should do with it.
Yesterday I came across The Cactus Smart SinkÂ while roaming throughÂ the exhibit hall at ASHP Midyear. The Smart Sink is a pharmaceutical waste disposal container that renders its contents â€œunrecoverable, non-retrievable and unusable”.
Some key features of The Smart Sink include:
- A two cartridge system, one for liquid waste and one for solid waste, including patches.
- It runs on batteries
- Has a small footprint, measuring only 15.5â€ W x 12.5″ H x 9.5â€ D.
- Uses audible alarms and alert lights to notify users when cartridges are full, have expired, or when the unit has been accessed.
I thought the it was pretty cool. Obligatory video below.