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Title: Impact of the new handling recommendations for hazardous drugs in a hospital pharmacy service
Author: Garcia Alcántara, Beatriz G.
Perelló Alomar, Catalina
Moreno Centeno, Elena
Modamio Charles, Pilar
Mariño Hernández, Eduardo L.
Delgado Sánchez, Olga
Keywords: Medicaments
Avaluació del risc per la salut
Farmàcies d'hospital
Health risk assessment
Hospital pharmacies
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Sociedad Española de Farmacia Hospitalaria
Abstract: Objective: To describe the actions taken by the Pharmacy Unit in a tertiary hospital in order to adapt to the recommendations established by NIOSH 2014 for handling Hazardous Drugs. Method: A retrospective observational study. A list was prepared including all hazardous drugs according to NIOSH 2014 that were available at the hospital as marketed or foreign drugs, or used in clinical trials, and there was a review of the processes of acquisition, repackaging, preparation, circuits, organizational, dispensing and identification. Results: After the analysis, a report including all needs was prepared and sent to the Hospital Management. Any relevant information about the handling and administration of hazardous drugs was included in the prescription computer program. There were changes in the acquisition process of two drugs, in order to avoid splitting and multi-dose formulations. An alternative or improvement was found for 35 253 of the 75 779 units of hazardous drugs repackaged in one year. The Pharmacy Unit took over the preparation of four non-sterile medications, as well as the preparation of all sterile parenteral medications included in Lists 1 and 2 that were not previously prepared there, as well as one from List 3. Information was also included about the preparation processes of Magistral Formulations that involved hazardous drugs from Lists 2 or 3.
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It is part of: Farmacia Hospitalaria, 2017, vol. 41, num. 2, p. 257-269
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ISSN: 0210-6329
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Farmàcia, Tecnologia Farmacèutica i Fisicoquímica)

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