2 results

Types and frequency of errors in the preparation and administration of drugs

Josiane Ribeiro Mendes ORCID logo , Maria Carolina Barbosa Teixeira Lopes ORCID logo , Cássia Regina Vancini-Campanharo ORCID logo , Meiry Fernanda Pinto Okuno ORCID logo , Ruth Ester Assayag Batista ORCID logo

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082018AO4146

ABSTRACT Objective: To identify compatibility, types and frequency of errors in preparation and administration of intravenous drugs. Methods: A cross-sectional and descriptive study performed at the emergency department of a university hospital in the city of São Paulo (SP). The sample consisted of 303 observations of the preparation and administration of intravenous drugs by nursing aides, nursing technicians and registered nurses, using a systematized script, similar to a checklist. The following variables were collected: errors related to dispensing, omission, schedule, […]

Potential intravenous drug incompatibilities in a pediatric unit

Karla Dalliane Batista Leal, Ramon Weyler Duarte Leopoldino, Rand Randall Martins, Lourena Mafra Veríssimo

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082016AO3723

ABSTRACTObjectiveTo investigate potential intravenous drug incompatibilities and related risk factors in a pediatric unit.Methods A cross-sectional analytical study conducted in the pediatric unit of a university hospital in Brazil. Data on prescriptions given to children aged 0-15 years from June to October 2014 were collected. Prescriptions that did not include intravenous drugs and prescriptions with incomplete dosage regimen or written in poor handwriting were excluded. Associations between variables and the risk of potential incompatibility were investigated using the Student’s t […]