Patient Serum Drug Concentration: Monitoring, Risk Analysis and Proposed Improvements

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154067
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Presentation
Title:
Patient Serum Drug Concentration: Monitoring, Risk Analysis and Proposed Improvements
Abstract:
Patient Serum Drug Concentration: Monitoring, Risk Analysis and Proposed Improvements
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Chen, Sue-Hsien, MS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital, Keelug, Taiwan, R.O.C
Title:Nursing Chief and Nursing Instructor
Co-Authors:Chiung-Man Tseng; Yu Ying Chen; Fang Ju Chen
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] In 1998 The American Pharmacists Association reported that inappropriate drug use can lead to adverse drug reaction and lethal side effects. Its studies found that 6.7% of hospitalized patients were administered potentially fatal drug concentrations. Domestic studies also support this claim, further indicating that inappropriate serum drug concentration monitoring can lead to increased side effects and possibly lethal reactions. The survey and observational study was conducted at a single tertiary medical center, from April to August 31st 2007. It utilized the health care failure mode and effect analysis to assess the existing serum drug concentration monitoring protocol and risk assessment amongst the nursing staff. A total of 88 questionnaires were distributed and 80 (90.90% of total) forms were collected. The data analysis by the SPSS10.0. This investigation proved that serum drug concentration monitoring is essential for patient care. Furthermore it noted that the majority of the nursing staff were lacking in knowledge regarding drug concentration issues and proper sampling techniques. Related topic lectures, further educational seminars, reminder notes, tables and telephone hotlines were then instigated to ameliorate these problems. Result: Follow- up survey analysis showed that overall topic knowledge had improved, from 65.33% to 86.51%. Secondly, inaccurate monitoring sampling techniques had decreased, from 0.068% to 0.00%. This article suggests additional nursing staff education and persistent monitoring is needed to further benefit overall patient care.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePatient Serum Drug Concentration: Monitoring, Risk Analysis and Proposed Improvementsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154067-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Patient Serum Drug Concentration: Monitoring, Risk Analysis and Proposed Improvements</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chen, Sue-Hsien, MS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital, Keelug, Taiwan, R.O.C</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing Chief and Nursing Instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">a66998@adm.cgmh.org.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Chiung-Man Tseng; Yu Ying Chen; Fang Ju Chen</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] In 1998 The American Pharmacists Association reported that inappropriate drug use can lead to adverse drug reaction and lethal side effects. Its studies found that 6.7% of hospitalized patients were administered potentially fatal drug concentrations. Domestic studies also support this claim, further indicating that inappropriate serum drug concentration monitoring can lead to increased side effects and possibly lethal reactions. The survey and observational study was conducted at a single tertiary medical center, from April to August 31st 2007. It utilized the health care failure mode and effect analysis to assess the existing serum drug concentration monitoring protocol and risk assessment amongst the nursing staff. A total of 88 questionnaires were distributed and 80 (90.90% of total) forms were collected. The data analysis by the SPSS10.0. This investigation proved that serum drug concentration monitoring is essential for patient care. Furthermore it noted that the majority of the nursing staff were lacking in knowledge regarding drug concentration issues and proper sampling techniques. Related topic lectures, further educational seminars, reminder notes, tables and telephone hotlines were then instigated to ameliorate these problems. Result: Follow- up survey analysis showed that overall topic knowledge had improved, from 65.33% to 86.51%. Secondly, inaccurate monitoring sampling techniques had decreased, from 0.068% to 0.00%. This article suggests additional nursing staff education and persistent monitoring is needed to further benefit overall patient care.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:43:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:43:10Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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