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The main objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of the presence of a pharmacy technician in a care unit (Hepato-Gastroenterology Department) on detected medication errors.
This is a before-after study consisting of three sequential phases:
Month 1: one month of observation of what is happening in the department Month 2: one month wash out period Month 3: active participation of a pharmacy technician in the department
The secondary objectives of this study are:
A- To assess the impact of the presence of a pharmacy technician on the ratio of the number of patients with at least one medication error / number of included patients hospitalized in the service.
B- To characterize detected medication errors.
C- To identify and evaluate the potential causes of medication errors.
D- To evaluate whether the presence of a pharmacy technician reduces nursing time spent on medication management.
E- To evaluate the economic impact of the presence of a pharmacy technician.
F- To evaluate the acceptability of the intervention by the nursing staff and pharmacy technicians using questionnaires.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention
One month of department-wide observation, Pharm Tech participates in department
CHRU de Nîmes - Hôpital Universitaire Carémeau
Nîmes Cedex 09
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Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nīmes
Published on BioPortfolio: 2015-11-26T23:02:25-0500
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