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|Title:||Risk assessment of the preparation of intravenous admixtures within an acute hospital setting|
Azzopardi, Lilian M.
|Keywords:||Intravenous therapy -- Risk assessment|
Intravenous therapy -- Research -- Malta
Pharmaceutical preparations -- Standards -- Malta
Hospital pharmacies -- Evaluation -- Malta
|Publisher:||University of Malta. Department of Pharmacy|
|Citation:||Saliba, D., Serracino Inglott, A., & Azzopardi, L. M. (2015, September). Risk assessment of the preparation of intravenous admixtures within an acute hospital setting. Poster session presented at the FIP 75th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Düsseldorf, Germany.|
|Abstract:||A poster presentation regarding risk assessment of the preparation of intravenous admixtures within an acute hospital setting. Introduction: An essential element of the centralised preparation of intravenous admixtures within a hospital environment involves the aseptic preparation of such products under controlled conditions. The achievement and maintenance of these conditions call for a quality assurance framework together with the use of equipment such as aseptic enclosures and clean environments. In principle, centralised preparation of standardised infusion solutions may be an effective means to enhance patient safety. However, such controls may not always enable the timely availability of all medicines within an acute setting. Aims: •To identify and contrast the expected impacts on the quality of intravenous medication therapy for the projected scenario of central preparation by Pharmacy versus the traditional decentralised preparation at clinical areas by Nursing. •To formulate a composite risk assessment tool to be piloted within an acute care setting at the main general hospital of the Maltese Islands (Mater Dei Hospital). •To evaluate how various risk control measures can effectively lower specific risk profiles without adversely impacting delivery of care.|
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