Although surgery demands the in-person presence of most employees, some nonclinical personnel may work remotely or on a hybrid basis....
1. Make security a priority. The first thing to do is to make the security of medications and critical supplies everyone's problem. "You need a consensus on this, so that security becomes a priority for everyone," says Matt Grissinger, RPh, medication safety analyst for the Institute for Safe Medication Practices.
If your staff isn't large, ask everyone for input on where meds should be stored, and how, says Mr. Grissinger. If your staff is too large to include everyone, form a team made up of a representative from every department.