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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Pediatric patients admitted to intensive care units are likely candidates for intravenous drug administration. These patients may sometimes have limited vascular access, so availability of compatibility charts for intravenous Y-site administration may help daily clinical practice. A 2-dimensional table with the 47 intravenous drugs more commonly(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to develop and implement a protocol for the prevention and treatment of catheter related intraluminal thrombosis in a paediatric intensive care unit METHODS A computerised search was carried out on MEDLINE, through PubMed, using the medical subject heading 'central venous catheter', 'central venous access device', 'central(More)
Patient safety is a matter of major concern that involves every health professional. Nowadays, emerging technologies such as smart pumps can diminish medication errors as well as standardise and improve clinical practice with the subsequent benefits for patients. The aim of this paper was to describe the smart pump implementation process in a paediatric(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 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)