Silvia Manrique-Rodríguez

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OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of pharmacist intervention in reducing prescribing errors in paediatrics, and to analyse the clinical significance and reasons behind the errors detected. METHODS Cross-sectional epidemiological study analysing the activities of the paediatric pharmacist in a maternity and children's hospital with 180 paediatric beds,(More)
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE The validation of a method for recording pharmaceutical interventions measures the instrument's ability to provide consistent values when the same analysis is performed several times. Our aim was to validate the inter-rater reliability of the method used to record pharmaceutical interventions in our hospital. METHODS We(More)
To assess the main differences in clinical significance of the prescribing errors intercepted by clinical pharmacists in paediatrics and obstetrics and the reasons for these prescribing errors, as well as the differences in pharmacists’ activity indicators. The was a cross-sectional epidemiological study analysing the activities of paediatric pharmacists in(More)
Aim of the review The therapeutic management of pediatric idiopathic nephrotic syndrome is still a challenge due to the large number of potentially effective pharmacological alternatives and the insufficient scientific evidence available. A bibliographic review was performed in order to identify the available pharmacological alternatives, as well as their(More)
The general training received by pharmacists in Hospital Pharmacy enables them to analyse and implement improvements in the prescription, dispensing and administration of medications. This may lead to an increase in the overall safety of the use of drugs. The main goal of the paediatric pharmacist is to improve patient care by greater attention to the(More)
PURPOSE The impact of smart infusion pumps on the interception of errors in the programming of i.v. drug administrations on a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) is investigated. METHODS A prospective observational intervention study was conducted in the PICU of a hospital in Madrid, Spain, to estimate the patient safety benefits resulting from the(More)
BACKGROUND The most serious medication errors occur during intravenous administration. The potential consequences are more serious the more critical and younger the patient. Smart pumps can help to prevent infusion-related programming errors, thanks to associated dose-limiting software known as "drug library". Drug libraries alert the user if pre-determined(More)
INTRODUCTION The implementation of smart pump technology can reduce the incidence of errors in the administration of intravenous drugs. This approach involves developing drug libraries for specific units and setting hard and soft limits for each drug. If a programming error occurs and these limits are exceeded, an alarm sounds and the infusion can be(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the cost effectiveness of implementing smart infusion pump technology in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). MATERIAL AND METHODS An observational, prospective, intervention study with analytical components was carried out. A drug library was developed and integrated into the Carefusion Alaris Guardrails® infusion systems. A(More)
PURPOSE The therapeutic management of catheter-related thromboembolic events in children is still a challenge due to the large number of potentially effective pharmacological alternatives and the insufficient scientific evidence available. A bibliographic review was performed in order to identify the available pharmacological alternatives for the(More)