Rodríguez Marrodán B1, Álvarez Ayuso L1, Sánchez Guerrero A1, Román Riechmann E1, García-Sacristán A2,
Torralba Arranz A1
1 Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda. Madrid (España)
2 Facultad de Farmacia. Universidad Complutense de Madrid (España)
Rev. O.F.I.L. 2016, 26;1
Fecha de recepción: 19/05/2015 – Fecha de aceptación: 18/11/2015
Objectives: The aim of this article is to describe the activities performed by the pharmacist related to drug safety in the Paediatric area, in order to develop the Paediatric Pharmacy.
Methods: The Pediatric Service in a tertiary hospital was set up in 2008. It is divided into four functional areas (hospitalization, neonatology, external consultation and emergency department) and has 63 beds. One pharmacist, in partial time, focused his efforts in different activities to achieve effective and safety drugs use.
Results: During the first year the activities were related with selection and management and assistance areas. Afterwards, the activities were more focused in the teaching area and the quality and investigation. The most important actions within the different areas were: 1) organization and assessment: be sure the hospital had all the drugs necessaries to children 2) assistance area: pharmacist validation, drug dispensing and elaboration 3) teaching area and quality: to develop together with other healthcare professionals a interdisciplinary health care team in Pediatrics and in Neonatology 4) investigation: in Pediatric Emergency Department
Conclusions: To assure the most correct drug use at the beginning of pharmaceutical paediatric attention is necessary to develop safety practices in each stage of the drug process and to develop interdisciplinary health team, to promote an environment that will enable the communication of errors and the implementation of specific prevention measures.
Key Words: Pharmacist, pediatrics, safety, quality of health care, patient care team.
Belén Rodríguez Marrodán
C/ Manuel de Falla, 1
28222 Majadahonda (Madrid)
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Article in number: VOL. 26 – Nº1 – 2016